SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Plot of 59,000 m2. The headquarters consists of one vertical and seven horizontal buildings, all interconnected. The vertical building, “La Vela”, is 93 metres high and 16 metres wide, with an oval shape and 19 floors.
It includes a sports centre, physiotherapy centre, nursery school and parking.
It has been awarded LEED Gold certification for sustainable construction.
- Location: Madrid. Spain
- Contract type: Construction
- Infrastructure: 90,000 m2
- Year of completion: 2010
BBVA’s new headquarters: Sustainable and innovative
ACCIONA has built the corporate headquarters of one of the biggest banks in Spain and made it one of Madrid’s architectural landmarks. A star client moved into Las Tablas district, in north Madrid, just a few months ago. The building is the new corporate head office of one of the biggest banks in Spain, BBVA. The HQ, known as ‘La Vela’ (‘The Sail’), is a striking feature, not only for the financial company itself, but all the city of Madrid...