A Vertical University Takes Shape on the Madrid Skyline

Caleido will be the lowest of its four companions and the one with the smallest width.
 

Madrid, Spain 10 May 2019

The fifth skyscraper of the Castellana, Torre Caleido will be 180 meters high and is expected to top out before the end of this summer. The building will be the lowest of its four companions and the one with the smallest width. A large open green space will connect the Castellana with the Hospital de la Paz.

“The 36-story tower will house the first vertical university campus in Madrid.”

The 36-story tower will house the first vertical university campus in Madrid. The Instituto de Empresa (IE), will be joined by a medical clinic of specializing in preventive and sports medicine, a sports arena, a commercial area and a large park.

Designed by the studio Fenwick Iribarren and Serrano-Suñer Arquitectura, Torre Caleido will be adjacent to the complex known as Cuatro Torres.

The construction company, OHL claims that the skyscraper will be awarded the LEED badge and be a benchmark for sustainable development. The skin of the building, which will prevent the use of blinds, will have two layers of glass separated by 25 centimeters. That will create an air chamber that, when heated by the sun, will be filled with heated air from the inside, due to a vacuum effect, reducing the need for air conditioning.

The building is planned to be completed in 2020.

For more on this story go to El Pais



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