28 May 2020
BBVA’s emblematic headquarters building in Madrid will be lit with a black ribbon for the 10 day mourning period decreed by the Spanish government, which began yesterday. The bank, which has devoted its efforts to help combat the health emergency, is therefore joining the tribute to the victims of the disease.
27 Jul 2018
A responsible urban development, designed by and for the citizens, that places people at its heart. A consensus project, in which all sides have worked and collaborated so that Madrid projects an image of the 21st century.
15 May 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston today unveiled the newest addition to its Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, the new Glassell School of Art and BBVA Compass Roof Garden and The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza.
President and CEO of BBVA Compass Onur Genç was on hand to help MFAH Director Gary Tinterow and MFAH Chair Richard D. Kinder announce the completion of the project.
29 Dec 2017
“We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, in Praise of Darkness
11 Dec 2017
The oldest private domestic bank in Argentina and one of the leaders in Latin America, BBVA Francés on October 14 marked its 130th year in operation and its 21st year as part of the BBVA Group. In the course of its history, BBVA Francés has gone from being a 20th century “temple of money,” to a powerhouse of digital banking in the Argentina of the 21st century.
31 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
“The images of buildings crumbling and the dust will stay with me for the rest of my life.” This is the phrase most repeated by BBVA Bancomer employees who, from the different floors of the Tower, witnessed one of the most devastating earthquakes ever to strike Mexico. One month after the quake, we discover some of the secrets that allow a 235-meters-tall colossus to stand.
25 Sep 2017
The BBVA Historical Archive is a private business archive that traces its roots back 160 years, to the bank´s founding in 1857. Located in Bilbao, it houses the basic documentation of the three banks that would later form BBVA: Banco de Bilbao, Banco de Vizcaya and Argentaria. During the 19th and most of 20th Century, their geographical context was largely limited to Spain; it was only at the end of the 20th century that BBVA began its international expansion.
09 Aug 2017
Incorporating blockchain into the development of smart cities will make it possible to have a cross-cutting platform that connects the cities’ different services, adding greater transparency and security to all processes. In this new #BlockchainRevolution article, Stefan Junestrand explains how this technology can improve government management, support urban planning, underpin the collaborative economy and contribute to sustainability policies, in the framework of smart cities.
21 Apr 2017
BBVA Francés officially opened its new corporate headquarters in Buenos Aires. The tower is the tallest building in the Catalinas I and II complex and is located in Retiro – one of the best neighborhoods in the capital, next to the financial district and Puerto Madero. “We reconfirm our long-term commitment to Argentina with the opening of the tower today because we believe in the Argentine people and in their future,” BBVA’s Global Executive Chairman said at the ceremony in Buenos Aires. Francisco González met with the country’s President, Mauricio Macri, earlier at the Casa Rosada.
27 Mar 2017
07 Dec 2016
He travels incognito in a big wooden box that reveals neither the contents nor the destination. Completely immobilized and protected from any impact, Charles II arrives in Puebla by land and by air. The International Museum of the Baroque in Puebla anxiously awaits the arrival of this King’s portrait – part of the BBVA Collection. It hangs in one of the rooms of the exhibition “The Art of Nations: The Baroque as Global Art”. There nothing disturbs the monarch who probably never dreamt he would one day visit Mexico.
16 Sep 2016
The BBVA Bancomer Tower is not just the colossus that welcomes passersby to Paseo de la Reforma – the city’s most prominent avenue, where also the pre-Hispanic and contemporary Mexicos meet – but it is also a prime example of architectural creativity.
08 Aug 2016
Almost 1.2 billion people – one out of every seven people in the planet – traveled abroad in 2015. And 37% of these international tourists chose their vacations based on the cultural offering of the country of destination: monuments, museums, festivals and folklore compete with the beaches and the sun over a business that moves billions of dollars every year.
10 Jun 2016
Hi. My name’s Raúl, I’m a communicator, Libra, my favorite color is blue and I travel around the world covering tourist experiences for my TV program in Paraguay. Having said that, I want to start off this chronicle by being sincere. I’m one of those people who doesn’t understand anything about the banking world. I can’t tell a savings bank from a coffee machine. The first time I was asked if I wanted a current account, I asked if the current was to 110 or 220 watts. Yes –that’s the level of my ignorance.
07 Jun 2016
19 May 2016
BBVA Compass is set to become an even more prominent part of the San Antonio, Texas landscape, announcing today that it will claim some choice square footage inside the Weston Centre and put its logo in bright lights atop the skyscraper, the city’s tallest office building.
29 Apr 2016
Those visiting his office for the first time will find it hard to believe that the site for the Distrito Castellana Norte project can actually be seen from Antonio Béjar’s desk on a top floor of Plaza Castilla.
17 Sep 2015
The city of Madrid has a new architectural landmark, located in the Las Tablas District, north of the capital. La Vela, an elliptic high-rise as tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York, has reached its maximum height (93 m). The works to fit out the glazing on both sides of the building will start soon.
06 Aug 2015
05 Aug 2014
Luis Alonso (Madrid, 1979) is a doctor of architecture and coordinator of the Technical Committee for the Standardization of Intelligent Cities for the Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification (AENOR)’s Energy Efficiency in Buildings. He is convinced that transferring technologies from other disciplines to building will modernize it and will adapt to people’s current needs. This is why he recently created Laap Technology and collaborates with MIT’s CityHome project. The invention of a new super insulating product, F2TE3, inspired by the NASA spacecrafts that go to Mars, earned him recognition from the MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 award in Spain in 2013.