Inspired by the top of a hotel in the Bay of Hong Kong, this exhibition has been designed by conceptualising the different rooms in a hotel as a whole.
Four settings integrated in different tones that merge into a sole chromatic palette, virtually generated through backlit surfaces that extend the real space, thus expanding the architectural perception of the stand and surpassing the limits of its height and depth.
This installation is based on the idea of a modern hotel in a cosmopolitan landscape, thus creating an inspiring space over a topdensity metropolis as an abstract element.
The link between all these concepts is the Maderalia stand, which articulates the rest of spaces and manoeuvres the perceived sensations through a play of textures, proportions, lights and colours.
The project has been built thanks to the technology of the supporting firms and their supply of technical materials, specifically thought for Contract, which means a high resistance to abrasion, porosity, waterproofing, water tightness, intense traffic and
passage of time.
The installation comes from an idea that breaks away from the Contract concept, thus moving away from the typically technical look of these spaces and looking for an aesthetic appearance.
The lobby, the main element of the set, is located on the eightieth floor and it gives access to the rooms downstairs, so it supposes a chance for arousing sensations in a first impression.
Following this conceptual line, the Cocktail Bar incites to create a mood for relation; a more private area for the night time in contrast with the strength of the natural illumination during day time.
Pure whiteness covers the infinity pool, reflecting calmness and peace that blend with heaven above the hustle and bustle of the city. Water is used as a linking element between this moment of reflection and the horizon, subtly pierced by the tops of the skyscrapers.
A feeling of weightlessness is provided in the Sky Bar, an outdoor element that is focused on the skyline of the city as a background. Source by Ramon Esteve.
- Location: Valencia, Spain
- Architect: Ramon Esteve
- Project Team: Anna Boscà, Javier Esteban
- Collaboratiors REE: Tudi Soriano, Isabel Meyer
- Grafic Designer: Irene Usero
- Partners: Sonae Arauco, Tarimatec, Faus, Mdec, Kronoswiss, Alvic, Arkos Light, Manuel Revert, Vondom y Montoro
- Constructor: Montoro
- Area: 160 m2
- Year: 2018
- Photographs: Courtesy of Ramon Esteve
Article by Marco Rinaldi