5-STAR HOTEL PLAZA FORUM
LOCATION BARCELONA, SPAIN DEVELOPER CITY COUNCIL OF BARCELONA – BARCELONA REGIONAL – INFRASTRUCTURES 2004, SA AREA 37.535 M2 BUDGET 74.100.000EUR YEAR 2000 COMPETITION
The position of the hotel Fòrum Plaza Hotel is very special and of diverse character: it marks the origin of Diagonal Avenue, defines the area in front of the Fòrum 2004 building and constitutes one of the vertexes of the new university campus ensemble. It has to give response at the same time to a local and to a territorial scale. As for the program, it is a large hotel, with many rooms required in relation to the total allowed built area of the site, which is not too large.
Our design integrates these diverse conditions in a multilayered building that orient different volumes according to surrounding and programmatic conditions. The main vertex of the triangular plot, converted into a sharp edge running all the height of the building, is used as the main significant feature of the hotel. The hotel orients all rooms south and south-east, overlooking the sea, and incorporates memorable spaces such as a panoramic restaurant on top of the tower, restaurant floating above Diagonal Avenue.
EMBA ENRIC MASSIP-BOSCH, PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT; MARC RIFÀ, VERA SCHMIDT, ALEIX ANTILLACH, SARA DORDAS (ARCHITECTS); PAU GUERRERO, ARANTXA MANRIQUE, ALEJANDRO QUINTILLÀ (ARCHITECT STUDENT) CONSULTANTS MANEL FERNÀNDEZ (STRUCTURES); JOAN GONZÀLEZ (FACILITIES); XAVIER AUMEDES (QUANTITY SURVEYORS)