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One Hotel, 19 Architects

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

By Jill M. Speegle


Where can you admire the architectural genius of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield all in one place?

Answer: Madrid and, more specifically, the Silken Puerta América Hotel.

Hotel Silken
Photos: Hotel Silken

Each floor of theSilken Puerta América Hotel in Madrid, Spain, has been designed by a different architect. The project gave each architect the chance to reflect on his or her work and culture.

Almost 20 world-renowned architects put their signature touches on 12 design-focused floors, from the parking garage to the penthouse. The $94 million luxury hotel was completed in 2005.

Floor by floor, the first-of-its-kind project gave each architect the chance to reflect on his or her work and culture.

The floors feature an array of materials, textures, colors and shapes to create a collective avant-garde design where creativity and originality flourish, according to project details.

The levels, themes, names of the designers, and images are below.

Parking Level: Stimulus of colors by Teresa Sapey.

Parking

 

Reception Desk and meeting rooms by John Pawson.

Reception desk

 

MarmoBar cocktail bar by Marc Newson.

 

Restaurant: Latin inspiration by Christian Liaigre.

 

First Floor: Sinuous lines, fluid spaces by Zaha Hadid.

Floor 1

 

Second Floor: Elegance and flexibility by Norman Foster.

Floor 2

 

Third Floor: Luxury and privacy by David Chipperfield.

Floor 3

 

Fourth Floor: An exercise in geometry by Plasma Studio.

 

Fifth Floor: Fashion that bedecks an interior by Victorio & Lucchino.

 

Sixth Floor: The luxury and comfort of simplicity by Marc Newson.

 

Seventh Floor: An interplay of sinuous shapes by Ron Arad.

 

Eighth Floor: Light in motion by Kathryn Findlay, Jason Bruges.

 

Ninth Floor: Boxes of colors by Richard Gluckman.

 

Tenth Floor: Japanese tradition by Arata Isozaki.

 

Eleventh Floor: Good vibrations by Javier Mariscal and Fernando Salas.

 

Twelfth Floor and penthouse by Jean Nouvel.

More information: http://www.hoteles-silken.com/en/hotels/puerta-america-madrid/floors/.

ABOUT THE BLOGGER

Jill M. Speegle

Jill Speegle is the Editor of Durability + Design News. She earned her B.A. in journalism and English as well as her J.D. from the University of Arkansas. In Sketches, Jill shares her thoughts on a number of topics that may be of interest to the D+D community, including architecture, interior design, green building, historic restoration, and whatever else catches her radar.

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Tagged categories: Architecture; Color; Design; Green building; Interior design; Restoration; Aesthetics; Artists; Building design; Color + Design; Europe

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