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Hotel Puerta America

 

Hotel Puerta America

MADRID 2005

Winner: Landscape Institute Award: Design Under 5 Hectares

BBUK collaborated with seventeen architects and designers from around the world on a 5 star hotel in Madrid, designing the terraces and a neighbouring public park. 

A pine forest surrounds Jean Nouvel’s building, cloaking it from the city. In the park change and flux was explored; An illumated fence of random length corten steel strips provides enclosure whilst concentric rings of trees radiate away from the hotel across the park, like an orchard, each ring flowering pink consecutively. From the surrounding apartments the trees read as a floral calendar, flowering from January through to December.

 

On the Hotel’s terrace a bronze pergola supports climbers which provide shade, seasonal colour and scent throughout the summer.

 

The other architects and designers working on the project are, Arata Isozaki, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Norman Forster, Jean Nouvel, John Pawson, Kathryn Findlay, Marc Newson, Plasma Studio, Richard Gluckman, Ron Arad, Teresa Sapey, Victorio & Lucchino, Isometrix, Jason Bruges, Javier Mariscal.