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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

W Barcelona Hotel in Barcelona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

 
February 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The sea is always an enormous challenge for an architect. The Mediterranean Sea is the most unusual site. The infrastructure works started with the opening of the new mouth that effectively divides theBarcelonaharbour into two areas: small and big ships. The urban mission of the project is to provide an extension at the south point to the city waterfront. The project includes a public plaza opening to the sea, a marina and a landmark hotel, a wonderful icon for a cosmopolitan city.

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura 

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: W Barcelona Hotel
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: Nova Bocana Barcelona sa.
  • Floor area: 45,000 m
  • Construction: 2006
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Autocad / 3D Max / Photoshop

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Located on this new entrance of Barcelona’s Port, W Barcelona Hotel appears as a modern silhouette rising above the sea as the landmark of this new area to be developed with high-end retail, office and entertainment venues. A sail shaped building on a10 hectaresland claimed from the sea, is included in an ambitious urban renovation plan of Barcelona coastline.

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

W Barcelona Hotel 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 building90 metershigh perpendicular to the dike (1 underground level, 1 ground floor level and 26 storey).

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

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.

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

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