Torre Agbar is an emblematic 38-stories high skyscraper in the @22 district of Poblenou, famous for its unusual shape resembling that of The Gherkin in London. Torre Agbar belongs to the water supply company AigГјes de Barcelona to which it serves as headquarters and from which it derives its name, AgBar.
The architect of Torre Agbar is the Frenchman Jean Nouvel, who created the project for Torre Agbar in early 2000s, which was executed by the engineering company Dragados and opened in June 2005. Torre Agbar serves primarily as an office building and is in general not open to public. However, in December 2013 a free-access permanent exhibition "Agua, Aguas", dedicated to the topic of water supply, opened in the tower.
Torre Agbar is regularly illuminated to commemorate important Spanish and Catalan holidays. The Torre Agbar light show makes it a notable landmark in Poblenou.