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A NEW LUXURY CONCEPT

Client
Coolrooms
Location
Madrid, Spain
Category
Commercial
Dimensions
4.800 m2
Year
2018
Partnerships
MC Lighting. Illumination
Coolrooms Atocha redefines the concept of the luxury hotel. Originally a palace built in 1852, the hotel comprises 34 spacious rooms of breathtaking proportions and is situated on one of Madrid’s most fashionable streets. Meticulously designed, guests are guaranteed both a unique experience and a memorable stay.
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CHALLENGES

The neoclassical architecture was deeply respected throughout the design and construction process. But the historic building, with its set configuration of supporting walls, presented a considerable challenge when trying to create a feasible number of rooms. And yet what might have limited the outcome ended up enriching it. A further challenge was the scattered and disconnected nature of the common spaces which made our design process in these areas even more focused on optimising the guest experience and guest interaction.

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CHALLENGES

The neoclassical architecture was deeply respected throughout the design and construction process. But the historic building, with its set configuration of supporting walls, presented a considerable challenge when trying to create a feasible number of rooms. And yet what might have limited the outcome ended up enriching it. A further challenge was the scattered and disconnected nature of the common spaces which made our design process in these areas even more focused on optimising the guest experience and guest interaction.

INSPIRATION

The historic palace was built in 1852 for the Marquess of Riscal. Over the years, it has managed to retain a connection to the arts, whether functioning as a dance academy or as a venue for the latest design shows. Its imposing neoclassical architecture incorporates mythological figures, such as Hermes, a god symbolising eloquence, persuasion, prudence and skill. We were also inspired by the Greek Muses, daughters of Zeus and timeless symbols of joyful exuberance.

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OUTCOME

In collaboration with the client, the goal was to redefine the concept of a luxury hotel and provide guests with a unique experience. A standard hotel room is 30 square metres; this project’s average room size, by contrast, is an incredible 80 square metres. Each room feels like a home from home and is teeming with bespoke details.

The central staircase is a listed structure. We simply added a subtle white lacquer structure with discreet lightbulbs to give the space a warm and cosy vibe.

The patio, with its swimming pool tucked away in an oasis of luscious vegetation, serves as a haven in the centre of Madrid where guests can unwind in exquisite surroundings.

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