Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: Gardeny, Lérida, España
Project Architects: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle i Pagés, Josep Mª Puigdemasa
Project Area: 7448.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects
Standing tall as a “striking symbol of hope and prosperity,” the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain is missing one essential component: a working elevator. Although the towers’ have been riddled with issues from the start, its “over-excited” developers decided to double the structure’s original height from 20 to 47 stories. Unfortunately, the expansion was realized without the appropriate recalculation of its elevator system, leaving little space for larger lifts and motor equipment that would naturally be required for a taller building. Since, the project’s architects, Roberto Perez Guerras have resigned and it is unclear as to how the developers will overcome the issue.