Torres Blancas in Madrid | Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza | White Towers | Le Corbusier + Frank Lloyd Wright influence


Torres Blancas (White Towers) is an apartment building, built between 1964 and 1969, and considered the best example of Spanish organicismo of the time designed by Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza. He wanted to make an apartment building unique, very high, which grew organically, like a tree or tree as a whole, by vertical ladders, lifts and facilities, as if they were veins or timber vessels linking the homes to the ground. There’s a lot of Le Corbusier in Oiza Saenz who rescued from the rationalist idea of building houses with gardens in height (buildings, villa) and took on Frank Lloyd Wright of the proposed organic tower Price.


The concrete building is expanded in the top as the top of a tree, opening multiple platforms circulars, so that any response to the external work to establish a new dialogue between architecture and landscape garden. Access to the building is coming down some stairs and accessing a kind of cave, either to enter the basement where they are parking or portal. The tower has 23 floors for homes and offices. The last two floors at the top of the building houses a restaurant and a swimming pool (now closed) surrounded by a rooftop garden. A structure made of reinforced concrete base of a large circular slabs cantilever without pillars, balconies with creating wooden latticework that shape a tree structure that houses along its various development opportunities to live 1964-1969.