Symbol of the group's commitment to innovation, sustainability and art
Designed by the prestigious architect César Pelli, the Torre Iberdrola is the site of the group's headquarters and has all the characteristics to make it the ground zero of renewable energy. This impressive 165-metre-high glass structure is a financial and business icon of the city of Bilbao, and the gold standard in sustainable design and energy efficiency. The building is also a meeting point between art and society.
Officially opened on 21 February 2012, the Torre Iberdrola is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. In that period, it has become the epicentre of Bilbao's "Manhattan" and the home of 1,800-2,000 employees who work and socialise there on a daily basis. With 80% of its 50,000 m2 of useful area already in use, it is visited by around 2,500 people every month.
This great obelisk, whose triangular shape allows for making the most of the space, is in fact the tallest building in the city centre. With a built surface of around 62,000 square metres on 41 totally open floors, the projections of this prism's vertexes come together symbolically at a height of 1,000 metres.
The Torre Iberdrola has been conceived as a driving force for creating value for the company's employees, its surroundings and its customers. The internal distribution of the headquarters promotes teamwork, the transfer of knowledge and organisational learning in an ideal space, respectful of the environment, that contributes to operational efficiency.
Located in the renovated promenade of the Bilbao estuary, a short distance from the main areas and buildings of 21st century Bilbao — the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace, the Federico Moyua Square and the Campa de los Ingleses wharf — the group's headquarters is built on a site that reflects the company's commitment to the Basque Country and to the city where several companies that make up today's Iberdrola group were founded more than 100 years ago.