W Ibiza

W Ibiza

Architect
Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture
Location
Ibiza, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Hotels
Courtesy of W Ibiza

W Ibiza

Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture as Architects

Previously a beach front Balearic structure from the 1980s, W Ibiza Hotel sits off the beaten track and on the palm-fringed beachfront of Santa Eulalia - Ibiza's largest resort. B+K have transformed W Ibiza into an incredible social hub that connects with guests, sets the scene, and sparks imagination, while incorporating the bold and playful themes of W Hotels. The practice has set out to design a hotel to match the relaxed pace and cosmopolitan vibe of Santa Eulalia, resulting in an idyllic escape with the playful charm of Ibiza. 

 

The bohemian theme which is synonymous with the island, is handled with a refined sophistication, amplified through the spatial arrangement and choice of materials and finishes. The overall impression is of a refreshing and engaging simplicity expressed by a minimum of means: colour, sun and shade. 

 

Inside, B+K have meticulously modified the existing structure to introduce a dramatic ascending section of the entire ground floor that follows from the main entrance esplanade to the outdoor pool and sea; a tour de force of ascending amphitheatre platforms that entice to connect and engage, celebrate life or just exist alone together. This spatial arrangement is set between a concrete floor and steel-wired hand-wove laced ceiling; two dominant features which define an inspiring stage for self-expression. Amongst these two dominant surfaces, colours and textures inspired the Balearics and Ibiza's culture appear and define the different platforms to connect, relax and play. 

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