Telefonica Tower - Diagonal ZeroZero is located at the middle point of the Forum area and the old neighborhood La Mina in Barcelona. The recent urban intervention in this area has been controversial and polemical, as La Mina, initially built to house the flow of immigrants arriving from diverse Spanish regions in the mid-sixties, has been regularly perceived as an area of social degradation. The early 2000's brought Herzog & de Meuron's 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures to the La Mina vicinity, but didn't include the area in the complete masterplan. The controversy only increased upon the Forum's completion and subsequent scant institutional support for the area. These events make it easy to understand the importance of the site and urban context in terms of the socio-economical and cultural development for Barcelona, at the crux of which, in Autumn 2011, the Diagonal ZeroZero tower officially opened.
Designed by Estudi Massip-Bosch Arquitectes (EMBA), the building has been recently awarded the Leaf Award 2011 for Best Commercial Building of the Year, due to its clear intention to revitalize this urban site with an architectural and technological approach. Source: http://www.domusweb.it
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lousat (57610) 2013-01-30 2:24
HI Gosia,i missed this spectacular tower in my quick trip in Barcelona,this is a great architechture,original and beautiful,perfect capture in the best light,very good work despite the electric wire,but this is one of the most common problems of the photographers..ehhee...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-01-30 3:05
czy ten budynek nie wyglada super?to bylo pierwsze miejsce do ktorego pojechalem po przylocie do Barcelony i kiedy go po raz pierwszy zobaczylem nie moglem przestac go fotografowac:)Taka nowoczesna wersja Flat Iron Building z Nowego Jorku.Wiem tez,ze nie latwo go bylo uchwycic w kadrze.Luciano wspomnial o liniach tramwajowych,ale to chyba jedyny punkt z ktorego mozna zrobic calosciowe ujecie.No i do tego kontrast.Blekit nieba i biala fasada-super zestawienie.
ls7902 (7300) 2013-01-30 3:24
An interesting looking modern architecture ... makes me think of pillars crystals and diamonds. Beautiful light and colors coming from the building. A unique office building. Regards. Latiff.
CLODO (24726) 2013-01-30 3:24
Amazing white building, looks more like a new cathedral than a business area!
dta (51378) 2013-01-30 3:31
hello Gosia ,
A splendid capture of this outstanding white building . The wire is a little problem , but to get this perspective , not easy to avoid it .
snunney (67292) 2013-01-30 3:54
A most interesting and unusual example of modern architecture. The chosen point of view shows it to very good effect, helped by the lovely sky. The lighting is perfect to bring out the detail, whilst the use of the vertical format helps emphasise the height. Very good clarity.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-30 3:56
From this angle the building looks like an enormous crystal.
Best regards, Paul
Bluejeans (64227) 2013-01-30 5:04
Ola Gosia ,
Beleza esta torre em Barcelona , tem uma arquitetura linda , um belo edifício moderno , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (39184) 2013-01-30 5:43
J'aime beaucoup la perspective sur ce superbe immeuble. J'aime cette blancheur qui s'élance dans le ciel d'un bleu pur. Un cadrage des plus réussi.
JFS (32107) 2013-01-30 5:46
I love this building too, it has so many possibilities...shame it is not higher, it would be much spectacular.
All the best!
timecapturer (30300) 2013-01-30 6:24
this is an amazing looking building and your POV makes it look so magnificent. It takes on the appearance of an ice mountain in this wonderfully composed shot. Set against the blue sky so beautifully with exquisite sharp lines it all makes for a classic and stunning image. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
ikeharel (37280) 2013-01-30 8:06
Most incredible architecture element, Gosia, this building is outstanding sight.
Taken from the best POV, valuating the light prevailed on hour taken (and I do not care for the electricity lines - it's part of life in the city).
Excelent clear details, WB balanced to a fine contrast.
amaryllis (30149) 2013-01-30 9:06
en faisant abstraction des obstacles autour dette gigantesque tour moderne, et ton cadrage accentue la forme de ce building
Très bien vu
adramad (27550) 2013-01-30 9:45
A fabulous composition that shows the original architecture of this building flawlessly.
Superb chosen plane that shows the building in two faces, ideal as its light color highlights that as nice blue sky, cars and motorcycles give us great proportions of the building.
Magnificent bright and colorful.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (86391) 2013-01-30 10:11
Curieuse, original, spectaculaire architecture de cette tour blanche sous le ciel bleu, juste un peu dommage pour le fil électrique devant la tour....
emka (58110) 2013-01-30 11:41
Witaj, barcelona ma rzeczywiście wspaniałą architekture, i starą, i nowoczesna. Pierwszy raz widzę zdjecie tej wieży. bardzo interestujaca konstrukcja. Znakomita prezentacja.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-01-30 12:28
That is a magnificent piece of architecture. And I have to say, that trekearth and it's images from Barcelona have made me decide on the next city I want to see. This looks simply stunning against that Brit blue sky. A wonderful urban regeneration, its so nice to see these ideas work so well.
All the best
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-30 13:50
Very interesting modern building!
Attractive architecture & urban picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (12550) 2013-01-30 14:01
fotografare una struttura del genere in una città comporta senza dubbio, la presenza di cartelli, lampioni, fili ecc.
Tu hai ultilizzato alcuni di questi elementi per comporre questa foto ed il risultato è molto bello.
Sonata11 (28289) 2013-01-30 18:43
no ta budowla jest niesamowita. Wyglada jakby wyrosla z ziemi. Bardzo futurystyczna architektura. Bedac w Barcelonie, szkoda ze pominelam taki ciekawy i wspanialy obiekt. Super zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje.
ACL1978 (5773) 2013-01-30 19:07
Krzysztof's comparison to the Flatiron building in New York is a good one - a modern, latticed version indeed! Perfect angle here, to show the sharp shape of the structure, which takes on almost the look of an obelisk. Great light and gradient blue in the sky - the result no doubt of a nice use of a filter here. Thanks!
Alco (4625) 2013-01-30 20:31
You present here a special and very strange archictecture of that building.Appropriate selection of the vertical composition.That nice blue sky creates a good contrast with the whiteness of the building.Very well done.
Have a nice Thursday.
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-31 2:16
I don't know this impressive building yet, and think I must go there and to take a few photos. As you did it.
The graphical effect of this amazing building is emphasized well by means of an efficient framing, and the well polarized sky is a perfect backdrop.
A beautiful work.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-01-31 2:40
Ciao Gosia, great view of fantastic tower, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
sabermonajati (7587) 2013-01-31 4:51
marvelous architecture with amazing form you captured.
Nicou (97637) 2013-01-31 8:48
quelle vue et édifice fantastique image quelle prestance et rendu superbe captage et image ce blanc avec l'angle merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (67940) 2013-01-31 13:30
Very nice architectoriaş capture from Barcelona. Good TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-31 13:59
The architecture is impressive, and the picture is a remarkable presentation. The exposure is excellent. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
macjake (39227) 2013-01-31 17:13
Does Barcelone EVER stop impressing me!!
seems like such a fantastic city for its architecture!!
and you couldn't have chosen a better day to shoot this one with the spotted white clouds to compliment the scene.
love the pulled back compo, so we can see the entire building in all its glory.
great inner city shot
Fis2 (73084) 2013-02-01 1:03
Ciekawa konstrukcja, robi wra¿enie.
Obiekt godny pokazania.
Dobry kadr i czysto¶æ obrazu.
eldancer1 (17008) 2013-02-01 9:36
Wow! Very interesting architecture! But then we have a building in Las Vegas designed Frank Gehry that is strange looking too. I like your pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-02-01 23:38
Very fine capture of the impressive building. I like the futuristic architecture and the blue sky as a perfect background. Well taken!
nikkitta (5852) 2013-02-02 8:04
Impressive capture of this tower in great contrast with the sky
Good the keep the electrical poles, they are part of the capture
Greetings and congrats
claudeD (24173) 2013-02-02 9:01
wonderful architecture shot from Spain showing this building. I lke the picture very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fds (5301) 2013-02-03 5:07
dear friend great composition very originaly and very modern architecture in your great photo
i licke very much this colors and very super clarity
lpi (4424) 2013-02-03 7:32
j'aime bien ton point de vue sur cette étonnante et intéressante architecture!
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-04 5:20
A wonderful Tower. Clear minimal lines. Up close must be very impressive. Excellent contrast between blue sky and white Tower. Chosen pov is very good because you incluse whole Tower.
Have a nice Monday,
korbee (6297) 2013-02-05 12:24
Extremely interesting structure Gosia,although I know some buildings in Barcelona,this one Ive never seen,hard to imagine that this country is in deep crisis ;=]]
Thanks for your feetback !
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-09 3:29
I love modern constructions like this one
interesting telefonica Tower Diagonal Zero Zero
perfect capture in the best life
interesting looking modern architecture
have a nice weekend
ricochet (9692) 2013-02-10 4:38
Spectacular building very well framed, perfect clarity and oriented light and lovely colors! Great work!
Have a nice sunday!
thebest (3370) 2013-02-10 23:08
Thank you so much for your critic.
Wow this is an amazing structure - my husband Gus & I will be visiting Barcelona in a few months time & we are so excited about being able to see the wonderful & unusual architecture that Barcelona is famous for.
Your photo is excellent such a difficult subject to photograph - you managed to capture the magnificence of this very tall Tower beautifully.
Congratulations on the clarity & your perspective.
startacked (1323) 2013-04-01 2:57
Great note, interesting building. The diagonal lines in the building reminds me of the bird nest from the Beijing olympics. Here in my hometown Rotterdam we have a building called Red Apple which also has these non straight lines.
ruisc_pt (10119) 2013-05-11 13:07
Great angle and nice POV
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (23857)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-30 2:21