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The Porta Fira Towers are bold red landmarks in the Plaza Europa in Barcelona.  Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito and Spanish firm b720 Arquitectos, the towers respond to the immediate environment and serve as a gateway from the airport to the cities of Barcelona  and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.  The orthogonal office building is situated perpendicular to the central axis of the plaza, marking the plaza’s end.  The organically shaped hotel turns on its own axis as it ascends, which enables it to visually “greet” the city, the airport, the Plaza Europa, and the trade fair site.

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