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  7. W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

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

© Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill + 40

  • 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
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © Ricardo Bofill
    © Ricardo Bofill

    Text description provided by the architects. 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
    Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill" 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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