The Torre Agbar of the French architect Jean Nouvel has taken a prominent place in the skyline of Barcelona. Nobody wants to believe anymore that the iconography that the architect meant for the office tower was that of a fontein, a geiser, a shower. An appropriate iconography for the company the building is for; the water company of Barcelona.
But today everybody refers to the Torre Agbar as the ‘fallus’ or ‘penis-building’ and can be googled under that name. However especially at night it looks much more like a plastic and colorful dildo.
Curiously enough Jean Nouvel is currently building a second tower in Doha, Qatar, that has a similar shape and smooth texture, and so again a similar unmeant iconography.
The dildo’s are from Christine le Duc.