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

view from the city center:

W Barcelona Hotel building by Ricardo Bofill

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.

Ricardo Bofill’s sketch:
W Barcelona Hotel sketch design by Ricardo Bofill Architect

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).

night view:
W Barcelona Hotel building design by Ricardo Bofill Architect

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.

view of the lobby ; corridor to the rooms ; general view ; suite’s detail:
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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

Ricardo Bofill

Location: La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalunya, Northeast Spain, western Europe

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