Lori Zimmer

Jean Nouvel Adorns Lush Barcelona Hotel with Leaf-Shaped Windows

by , 02/21/14
filed under: Architecture, Botanical, gallery

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Jean Nouvel, Ribas & Ribas, Marriot Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, leaf shaped windows, barcelona hotels, atrium hotel, hotels with rooftop pools

The hotel’s striking façade sets it apart from others in the region, with leaf-shaped windows that frame each of the 357 guestrooms. Inside, the ornate windows are shaped like a burst of palm fronds that double as décor, paired with simple white rooms with clean lines. The windows also create a lace-like pattern along the hotel’s facades.

Inside, the hotel common space is an open-air oasis of lush vegetation. The enclosed atrium, which is encased in glazing, spans the height of the hotel, letting in ample daylighting for every floor. Zig zag staircases wind up the interior, flanked with hanging plants, trees and shrubs. These plants create a make-shift greenhouse, with greenery meeting guests on every floor. From the atrium floor, the plant collection resembles a hanging garden.

Topping the hotel is a rooftop terrace, restaurant and pool, which offers panoramic views. The garden theme is continued on the roof, where guests can lounge under the shade of cabanas and plants. The beautiful hotel fuses modern architecture with plenty of greenery, creating a serene and relaxing atmosphere.

+ Jean Nouvel

+ Ribas & Ribas

Via Dezeen

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