732
Global
Height rank

Torre PwC

Madrid
Height 236.0 m / 774 ft
Floors 52
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Torre PwC

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso, Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower, SyV Tower

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2008

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Spain

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Madrid

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel / office

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

236.0 m / 774 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
236.0 m / 774 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

52

Rankings
#
732
Tallest in the World
#
26
Tallest in Europe
#
3
Tallest in Spain
#
3
Tallest in Madrid
#
238
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
11
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Europe
#
1
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Spain
#
1
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Madrid
#
327
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
18
Tallest Concrete Building in Europe
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Spain
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Madrid
Construction Schedule
2004

Construction Start

2008

Completed

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Vertical Transportation
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Sealants
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Rubio & Alvarez Sala
Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MC2 Estudio de Ingenieria
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Vertical Transportation
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Cladding
JORDAHL
Paint/Coating
AkzoNobel
Sealants

About Torre PwC

SyV Tower is part of a set of four towers located in the north of Madrid on the Paseo de la Castellana, a major boulevard in the city. With Madrid’s lack of tradition in high rise construction and the site of these towers being on the highest topographic area in the city, they create a dramatic new impression on the skyline. SyV Tower stands out among them with its clarity of volume. The building is fragmented by fissures into three pieces, which increase the volume’s sense of verticality. These fissures introduce light into the building’s interior creating the illusion of grouping single vertical pieces. The shape of the floor plan emerges from the study of both the minimum surface resistance against the wind, and the optimal relationship between usable area and façade length.

The structural scheme consists of two concentric rings of pillars of variable cross section beginning with a circular cross section, changing to a rectangular cross section in the hotel levels as they integrate more easily into the enclosure, and then returning to a circular cross section again in the open floor plans of the offices. A Y-shaped central core of reinforced concrete houses the elevators and service shafts in the center.

The tower is wrapped entirely by a double-skin façade. It was considered fundamental, given the climate conditions of the city of Madrid, to protect the building from excessive solar radiation. In the same way of traditional Spanish architecture, the façade solves the problem by creating shade over the building. The floor plates extend beyond the inner glass wall to create overhangs, and the outer glass wall is open and permeable, arranged in slightly overlapping shingles. The variation of angles between these “glass shingles” generates small local distortions creating a light layer of turbulent air that helps wind slide through with minimal friction.