12th Floor Puerta America Hotel
"Nineteen of the world's best architects create the hotel of the future in Madrid". Each of the hotel's 12 floors bears the imprint of a different design talent. Each floor measures 1300 m2 and the only constraint was that each had to contain 28 rooms and two junior suites. The external structure was developed by SGA Studio and is a fairly standard rectangular tower block. John Pawson did the common areas, while Jean Nouvel designed the cladding on the facade and was commissioned to design the 12th floor with 12 luxurious suites (as an exception on the 28-room-rule). The idea the French architect aims to convey in his work on the Hotel Puerta América is a crossroads between art and architecture “which allows guests to experience extraordinary moments and creates small worlds for people to enjoy”.