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W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

  • 20:00 - 29 May, 2015
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill, © Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Area

    42.818 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Geothecnic

    Uriel y asociados (Tomas Murillo)
  • Hotel Structure

  • Parking Structure

    Eduardo Palao
  • Installations

    Projectes s.a., Jordi Oste, Carlos Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Collabor loghting

    Birgit Walter
  • Collaborator urban surrounding

    Jordi Henrich
  • Projectes S l (Engineering)

    Jordi Oste, Carles Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Structure Engineering Ideam enterprise

    Francisco Millanes, Luís Matute, Miguel Ortega
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© Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill

From the architect. W Barcelona Hotel, located on the new entrance of Barcelona’s Port appears as a modern icon rising above the Mediterranean sea, and is the landmark of this new area to be developed with high-end retail, office and entertainment venues. A sail shaped building on a 10 hectares land claimed from the sea, is included in an ambitious urban renovation plan of Barcelona coastline. W Barcelona Hotel is a five star-hotel with 480 rooms, 67 suites, a roof top bar, large spa, indoor and outdoor pool, several food and beverage concepts and a retail store.

© Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill

The closest volume to the sea is a thin building 105 meters high perpendicular to the dike (1 underground level, 1 ground floor level and 26 storey). The reflecting façade of silver glass blends with the colours of the sky and the sparkles of the sea. Its allegoric shape is a reference point. This volume is inserted in the low atrium building, the lobby of which reveals views of the sea and enjoys zenith natural light. Public functions are accommodated under a platform conceived as two huge terraces. A big congress room with a large window over the sea breaks with its volume the horizontal lines of the base of the building.

© Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill
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