The One Barcelona Hotel, Spain

The One Barcelona Hotel, Spain

STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – High Budget

The One Barcelona Hotel

Barcelona, Spain

Lighting Design:
BMLD, Spain

H10 Hotels

Interior Design:
Jaime Beriestain Studio, Spain

Main Lighting Suppliers:
Luz negra, Lutron, LightGraphix

Álvaro Valdecantos

The One Barcelona Hotel is located in the heart of the Eixample, within an emblematic “chaflán barcelones”, giving all three façades high visibility.

Since the building maintained its original structure, the design team decided to relate the existing structural grid to the guestroom distribution, conforming at the end a very clean and ordered exterior appearance. The façade’s materials are stone within the grid while copper clads the window openings and marquee at main entrance.

The Lighting scheme aims to emphasise the rhythm and materials of the building, integrating three lighting systems.

The base of the building accounts for a glass façade that unifies the ground floor lobby and the mezzanine conference rooms. While the lower part is transparent, the higher one uses a laminated glass, which holds a gold fabric in the middle.

The lighting looks to emphasise this by accent lighting these through wall grazers that are integrated within the lower part of glass profiles.

The second system is the marquee, which accounts for a backlit glass panel and the third, is a waterproof narrow beam LED channel integrated within all windowsills.

Lighting systems are LED and are integrated into the overall control system, which also counts with an astronomical timeclock.