stories high

Building architecture designed by Herzog and de Meuron

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.

General information

  • 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...

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