Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, designed by teamed architects Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas, is a unique building. It consists of two 24 storey towers linked by two vertical communication cores that form a large atrium, interrupted at mid-height by the restaurant and kitchen levels.
Escofet has participated in the production of moulded concrete panels for the walls of the twin towers, used for the dual purpose of an internal face and support for the screenprinted glass exterior skin. Two basic items have been developed for this purpose: the first one, measuring 3.8 x 3 metres, has a large palm-shaped opening that acts as an interior window for every suite, and a second 3 x 7 metre piece with a horizontal oval aperture that encloses the rooms at the top of the towers.
The palm tree image is used as a predominant, recurring leitmotiv in this project. It is screen-printed on the outer glass skin that encases all of the building's facades and its interior atrium as well.