Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel – Barcelona, Spain
Building: Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Address: Plaça d’Europa, 50, 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Jean Nouvel, Ribas & Ribas Arquitectos
Structural Engineers: Manuel Arguijo y Asociados, S.L.
Floor Area: 22,000 m²
27-stories; palm tree inspired windows[a]; Vertical garden connecting the two towers; reflective white facades to reduce sun exposure on the East, West, and South sides of the building; matte black facade on the North face to absorb the limited amount of sunlight, energy efficient design [b]