A Brief History of BBVA (VII)
The political upheaval that marred and engulfed the country’s public life during the first five years of the 1930s, ended leading Spain right towards where some visionaries’ had predicted it irretrievable would: a full-blown civil war. The succession of controversial events that plagued the first half of 1936 contributed to turn Spanish society into a tinderbox under a stifling political climate. On July 18, General Francisco Franco issued an official statement, announcing the beginning of his uprising against the Second Republic’s current legality.
BBVA’s new headquarters in Madrid has been built according to the strictest sustainability criteria to ensure minimal environmental impact. Thanks to the smart systems built into the new Ciudad BBVA it has been possible to cut energy consumption rates by 30%. Potable water consumption has been also cut by half and 100% of waste is recycled.