PORTA FIRA HOTEL 2009

PORTA FIRA HOTEL

2006-2010
MIXED USE

LOCATION
BARCELONA, SPAIN

STATUS
BUILT

AREA

OFFICE TOWER 45.420 sqm
HOTEL 35.688 sqm

BUDGET
58.797.846 EUR

CLIENT

REALIA
HOTELES SANTOS
DEVELOPER COMPANY

TORRE PORTA FIRA (FCC CONSTRUCCIÓN + LAYETANA INMOBILIARIA, METROPOLIS) + PROMOCIONES URBANAS S.L. (HOTEL)

BUILDER
F.C.C. CONSTRUCCIÓN, S.A.

COMPANY

ITO AA
b720 ARQUITECTOS

AUTHORS
TOYO ITO, FERMÍN VÁZQUEZ

PROJECT TEAM

ITO AA

TAKEO HIGASHI, FLORIAN BUSCH, YUICHI YOKOKAWA, ANDREW BARRIE, TAKU ADACHI, YOU HAMA (TAKENAKA CORPORATION), SHUICHI KOBARI, KEISUKE SAWAMURA, ATSUSHI ITO, WATARU FUJIE, NILS BECKER

B720
COMPETITION
ALEXA PLASENCIA, GUSTAVO SAPIÑA, PIETRO PEYRON

PROJECT
ALEXA PLASENCIA, AMPARO CASANÍ, ANA CAFFARO, ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ, CRISTINA ALGÁS, DANIEL VALDÉS, EDUARDO CALCERRADA, EIKE GROSSMANN, GAËLLE LAUXERROIS, GEMMA OJEA, HELIA PIRES, ILEANA GARCÍA, JOAO CEGONHO, LAIA ISEM, LEONARDO NOVELO, MAGDALENA OSTORNOL, MIRKO USAI, NICOLÁS PERFUMO, NIKKI ROSS, PECO MULET, PIETRO PEYRON, TOSCA SALINAS, VALERIA MEROLA

SITE SUPERVISOR
CRISTINA ALGÁS, ALEXA PLASENCIA, ANA CAFFARO, ANAÏS BLANC, ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ, CAROLINA FERRER, DANIEL VALDÉS, EIKE GROSSMANN, GIUSY OTONELLY, IVAN ARELLANO, JOAO MIGUEL, LAIA ISEM, MAGDALENA OSTORMOL, MIRKO USAI

COMPETITION DATE
ABRIL 2006

COMPLETION DATE
SECOND SEMESTER 2009

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
IDOM INGENIERÍA Y SISTEMAS, S.A.

SERVICES ENGINEER
JG ASOCIADOS

QUANTITY SURVEYOR
BARDAJÍ CAPDEVILA MANAGEMENT BARCELONA S.L. (BCMB)

OFFICE BUILDING PROJECT MANAGER
LAYETANA INMOBILIARIA, S.L.

HOTEL BUILDING PROJECT MANAGER

LAYETANA INMOBILIARIA, S.L., BARDAJÍ CAPDEVILA
MANAGEMENT BARCELONA S.L. (BCMB)
CONSULTANTS

ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT ALBERT DANÉS
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER CONSULTANT LUIS VIÑUELA
SERVICES CONSULTANT FERNANDO SERAFINI
FAÇADE CONSULTANT ESTUDIO MARSHALL Y ASOCIADOS (PROJECT) + FERRÉS ARQUITECTOS (BUILDING PROCESS)
GENERAL CONTRACTOR F.C.C.CONSTRUCCIÓN S.A.
OCT SOCOTEC IBERIA
QUALITY CONTROL APPLUS
SAFETY AND HEALTH ATISADE

The project is being done in collaboration with the architect Toyo Ito. Located between Barcelona airport and the city, the Torres Fira project is the gateway to the new Hospitalet de Llobregat trade fair zone.

One of the great priorities was to respond to its setting and take advantage of the site’s strategic position between to major projects—Plaça Europa and Fira 2000—acting as a gateway and bridge between them. The office building, orthogonal in shape, located perpendicularly to the Plaça Europa axis and laid out at 30º with respect to Gran Via, becomes a termination for the square and dialogues with the other side of Gran Vía, where there are two orthogonal towers perpendicular to this axis. The hotel uses a similar language: the building. Its subtle trefoil ground-plan is gradually rotated with increasing height and opens up like a flower at the top.

The tower turns on its own axis, greeting as it does so the city, the airport, the Plaça Europa and the trade fair site, the viewer’s perception of it constantly changing as it does so. This perception is complemented by a second tower, which at first sight is a simple volume, but which contains a nucleus that also rotates on its axis, reflecting the other tower.

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