Location: Barcelona, Spain
Client: Fomento (FCC) / Sacresa / Comsa
Total area: 42,818 (sqm)
The W Barcelona Hotel stands at the new entrance to Barcelona harbour, and has become an iconic landmark to Barcelona’s skyline and coast. It was built and conceived as an ambitious addition to the urban renewal plan for Barcelona’s coastline.
The form of the building is a direct response to the stunning presence of the Mediterranean. The 26-story, slender, sail-shaped W Barcelona sits perpendicular to the dock, showcasing unprecedented sea and city views from virtually every guest room. This volume is inserted in the low-slung atrium building, which contains the lobby that enjoys plenty of natural zenithal light.
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