2nd Floor Puerta America Hotel
"Nineteen of the world's best architects create the hotel of the future in Madrid". Each of the hotel's 12 floors bears the imprint of a different design talent. Each floor measures 1300 m2 and the only constraint was that each had to contain 28 rooms and two junior suites. The external structure was developed by SGA Studio and is a fairly standard rectangular tower block. John Pawson did the common areas, while Jean Nouvel designed the cladding on the facade and was commissioned to design the 12th floor with 12 luxurious suites (as an exception on the 28-room-rule). Norman Foster's serene second floor draws inspiration from the palette of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. The result is that the rooms are transformed into flexible and sensual inner sanctuaries. The design and integration of spaces the materials and tones used -all these details have been carefully selected to envelop guests with serenity, enabling them to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.