OMA, Agustí Obiol y Luis Moya (structural engineering firm)
Prointec (project director)
Ferrovial Inmobiliaria (contractor)
Ferrovial Inmobiliaria (client)
Plaza y torre Woermann, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2001-2005)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
38 graphic records
13 photographic materials
4 reprographic copies
0,02 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
The project series documents the competition, design, and construction of the Plaza and Tower Woermann, on the Canary Islands. The competition was organised by the City Council of Las Palmas. Abalos & Herreros and Renata Sentkiewicz in collaboration with Joaquín Casariego and Elsa Guerra won first place for their entry. They also worked with Ferrovial Inmobiliaria, Irene Zúñiga, David Sobrino and Obiol y Moya. The firm identified the project as number 142.
The building includes offices, residential and retail units, and a public library. The square was designed with collaborating artist Albert Oehlen using Portuguese stone. Both the tower and the plaza were designed with the idea of integrating them in a hybrid-natural and artificial-landscape.
In 2005, the firm was a finalist at the Premios FAD de Arquitectura e Interiorismo for this project.
Documenting the project are contains design development and working drawings, graphic and photographic materials, correspondence, notes and a model.
Materials in this project series were kept in their original order.
Language of material
Related units of description
Note that there are additional presentation drawings and 156 photographic materials related to this project arranged in series AP164.S2 and AP164.S3. See files ARCH277445, ARCH277510, ARCH277512, ARCH278240, ARCH278368, ARCH278382, ARCH278384, ARCH278385, ARCH278393, ARCH278440, ARCH278445, ARCH278460, ARCH278466, ARCH268498, ARCH268541, ARCH268546, ARCH268722, ARCH268725, ARCH268989, ARCH269000, ARCH270961, ARCH270966, ARCH270971, ARCH270973, ARCH270974, ARCH270975, ARCH270976, ARCH270977, ARCH270978, ARCH270979, ARCH271331, and ARCH274661.
Title: Portfolio containing mostly working drawings for the project Plaza y torre Woermann, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Dates of creation: between 2001 and 2002
Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
Catalogued items within this file 2
Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
Contains plans and a few lists of plans for air conditionning, electricity, sanitation, plumbing, fire protection and detection. Also includes 2 sketches and a site plan.
Quantity / Object type:
Extent and Medium:
96 colour inkjet prints, 34 inkjet prints, 12 red ink on colour inkjet prints, 4 diazotypes, 3 graphite on inkjet prints, 2 graphite on colour inkjet prints, 1 graphite on translucent paper, 1 blue and black inks and graphite on translucent paper, 1 red ink and graphite on inkjet print
portfolio: 43,8 × 60,5 × 3,3 cm
- Some plans are folded.
inscribed and labelled
Abalos & Herreros fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros