W Barcelona Hotel, Catalan Accommodation Building Photos, Spanish Design
W Barcelona Hotel Building
Contemporary Accommodation in Catalonia, Spain building design by Ricardo Bofill Architect
post updated 14 January 2022 ; 1 Dec 2009
Date built: 2009
Design: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Location: Nova Bocana, Port of Barcelona
Address: Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 932 95 28 00
W Barcelona Hotel Accommodation
‘New Port Mouth of Barcelona’
Information from Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura:
W Barcelona Hotel
The hotel W Barcelona, 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.
The hotel W Barcelona is a five star-hotel with 473 rooms, 67 suites, a roof top bar, large spa, indoor and outdoor pool, several food and beverage concepts and a retail store. The closest volume to the sea is a thin building 90 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.
W Barcelona La Barceloneta – Building Information
Architect: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Client: Nova Bocana Barcelona sa.
Floor area: 45,000 m2
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura are based in Barcelona
W Barcelona Hotel images / information from Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Location: La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalunya, North East Spain, western Europe
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