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Hotel Puerta América - Planta 12 y ático
12th floor and penthouse
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DESIGNER
 
 
Jean Nouvel

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DESCRIPTION
 
Jean Nouvel Hotel Puerta America MadridThe terrace and bar prevail on the hotel’s penthouse floor, as do a special small pool and spa. But there is no doubt that this floor’s true standout is its impressive views of Madrid. This is one of the reasons it is worth going up to the top of the hotel to enjoy these services. The views of the cityscape and the Madrid mountains are simply spectacular, the perfect place to enjoy a drink and relax after a day spent working or visiting museums. Nouvel has also designed a glass walkway that connects the different spaces, although it is not recommended for vertigo sufferers! A semi-circle with a glass floor, it reveals the whole façade of the hotel right down to the ground. Guests can enjoy the changes in colours provided by the awnings and the poem Freedom by Éluard, which covers the façade in various languages. This structure as serves as a finishing touch for the façade. Clients can also savour a bite to eat on this floor, with a lighter menu based primarily on less formal salads. On the façade, Nouvel plays with the premise of freedom, the cornerstone of the project, by displaying the poem Freedom by Éluard in various languages and in large letters printed on coloured awnings in red, yellow, orange and other colours, totally covering the Hotel Puerta América.

Jean Nouvel Hotel Puerta America MadridOn the twelfth floor, the French architect has designed twelve suites where two names are of particular importance to the concept and design: the photographers Araki and Fleischer. As the original idea is that this floor be devoted to pleasure, the French architect has decided to use the walls to display the work of these two photographers, who play with interesting images of the human body and nature. Araki’s photographs, which cover the rooms on the western side of the hotel, are notable for their expressive force. Those by Fleischer, which are completely abstract, cover the eastern wing. The larger suites have a guest room boasting views of Madrid, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall looking onto the street. All the rooms feature a system of sliding panels with rails on the floor and the ceiling to allow guests to organise the space as they wish. In fact, the most individual feature of the rooms is that the clients themselves can act as the architects, reorganising the area to suit their own tastes. Perhaps you would like a large bathroom or a spacious living area. The panels make all this possible.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Madrid
Province
Madrid
Town
Madrid
District
Distrito 05 - Chamartín
Neighborhoods
Barrio 52 - Prosperidad
Address
Avenida América 41
 
 
Telephone
+34.917.445.400
Fax
+34.917.445.401
Website
E-mail
hotel.puertamerica@hoteles-silken.com
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Panoramic structures, belvederes
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for health and well-being
Wellness centre
Architecture of parklands and water
Private swimming pools
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002    
Realisation
2004 - 2005
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Yoshio Futagawa, "New Hotel Designed by World's Leading Architects and Designers. Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain", GA Houses 89, september 2005, pp. 96-111
François Chaslin, "'Ich bin ein Spanier'/'I am a Spaniard'", Arquitectura Viva 103, VII-VIII 2005 [Valencia 2007], " Últimos proyectos - Técnica / Diseño" pp. 100-103 (100-123)
"Sueños de diseño. Hotel Puerta América, Madrid.", Arquitectura Viva 103, VII-VIII 2005 [Valencia 2007], " Últimos proyectos - Técnica / Diseño" pp. 112-117 (100-123)
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CLIENT
 
 
Hoteles Silken
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STAFF
 
Art intervention
Nobuyoshi Araki, Alain Fleischer (photo)
 
 
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