Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, Catalunya

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Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, Spain

Spanish Skyscraper Building – design by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

1 Oct 2013

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel

Location: L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Spain

The tower’s facade is bright white on the south, west and east elevations in order to reduce solar gain due to exposure to the sun.

The north facade is matt black to help it absorb as much solar radiation as possible during the short time it is exposed to the sun.

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photos : Agostino Calandrino

Behind the glass curtain wall and insulation, there is a concrete panel: this layering improves thermal inertia and contributes to the building’s energy efficiency.

A vertical garden featuring palm trees and vegetation rises through the interior between the two halves of the building.

The glass of the facade is screenprinted with a palm frond motif, echoing the palm trees inside the building.

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photos from architect

There is a terrace on the hotel roof, also with palm trees. A panoramic restaurant occupies a gallery joining the two halves of the building on the 14th floor.

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
photo © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

The building is conceived so as to make use of natural light during the day, also adding to energy efficiency.

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Spain
photo : Irvan P Darwis

The architects’ stated intent was to achieve a “living element in permanent transformation” through the ever-changing interplay of light and shade inside the building and the fusing of design and nature.

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Spain
photo : Selva Schrem

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel images / information from Emporis

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