Jean Nouvel teamed up with Ribas & Ribas to create the gorgeous Marriot Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, which has unique leaf-shaped windows that create a pattern along the hotel’s façade. Two guest room towers are joined at the top by a rooftop restaurant and pool, creating an incredible floor-through atrium. The leady windows are complimented by lush plant life that grows throughout every floor, creating an urban oasis in Barcelona.
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.