Sky Barcelona

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Height: Architectural 115.2 m / 378 ft
Height: To Tip 115.2 m / 378 ft
Floors Above Ground 31
Floors Below Ground 4
Tower GFA 30,683 m² / 330,269 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 259
# of Parking Spaces 183


Official Name Sky Barcelona
Other Names Hotel ME Barcelona, Habitat Sky
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Spain
City Barcelona
Street Address & Map Carrer Pere IV 272-286
Postal Code 08005
Building Function hotel
Structural Material composite
Proposed 1999
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2008

Companies Involved

Owner Habitat Grup Immobiliari
Design Dominique Perrault Architecture
Architect of Record AIA Salazar-Navarro
Structural Engineer
Design BOMA Robert Brufau i Associats

About Sky Barcelona

Hotel ME was conceived as a building of two slipped masses; a base inserted into the horizontal strata of the city, and an elevated body and crown inserted into the vertical strata of the city. This morphology has created a play of volumes, with the lower building acting as a counterpoint to the projected building above; a rectangular parallelepiped cut lengthwise in two, with one of the halves shifted skywards. This rupture of the “perfect geometric block” creates a movement of form and volume that bestows an urban sense on the insertion of the tower in the horizontal city.

The interior layout and environment of the hotel is based on achieving generous views from each room, with windows acting like giant screens overlooking the city landscape. The envelope of the building is an “armour” of combined glass and inox steel sheets; a protective, unchangeable skin. It is produced from sheets of glass containing stainless steel sheets; a living skin playing with the light—shimmering on one side, shaded on the other, transparent at some points, opaque and closed along the crest, with a saw-tooth finish on the edge of the terraces.

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