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Height: Occupied
106 m / 348 ft
Height: To Tip
113.6 m / 373 ft
Height: Architectural
113.6 m / 373 ft
Hotel Porta Fira Outline
Floors Above Ground
27
Floors Below Ground
2
Tower GFA
46,805 m² / 503,805 ft²
Development GFA
80,108 m² / 862,275 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
345

Companies Involved

Owner José Luis Santos
Developer Consortium Torres Fira
Architect
Design b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos; Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Structural Engineer
Design IDOM
MEP Engineer
Design Grupo JG
Main Contractor FCC
Material Supplier
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Hotel Porta Fira

Located between the airport and the city of Barcelona in the Plaza Europa, the Torres Porta Fira are intended to become a new gateway to both the l’Hospitalet de Llobregat and the city of Barcelona. The project consists of two towers with a subtle dialogue between them.

The hotel tower, takes an organic, non-orthogonal form with a changing perception from all sides. The main element of the skin, a rain-screen system of red metal tubes, combines with the curvilinear form to give a stunning visual effect, especially looking directly up the tower from below.

This perception is complemented by the second tower, which houses offices. This orthogonal volume, apparently pure at first sight with a rectilinear glass curtain wall, contains an internal core also of red, which breaks out of the orthogonal form and, in this way, becomes a reflection of the hotel tower. Between the two towers, and connecting them, is a common atrium.

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