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Hotel Hiberus

Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos. José Antonio Martínez Lapeña y Elías Torres Tur

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The location, the spectacular vistas of the river Ebro and, ultimately the landscape, conditions this proposal, which is situated next to the International Zaragoza 2008 Exhibition site. Next to it are the most emblematic buildings of the exhibition; firstly, the Congress Hall of Aragon and, secondly, the city’s new architectural icons such as the Water Tower, the River Aquarium, the Bridge Pavilion and the Third Millennium Bridge. This is a horizontal-shaped, five-storey hotel with fabulous vistas and very ample spaces, with an untypical construction for an urban hotel that, contradictorily, is fully integrated into the natural environment, as it is situated in the meander formed by the river Ebro as it passes through the city. It is a building in harmony with the environment, as it uses solar panels as one of its sources of energy. The rooms are south-facing in a great horizontal, long and narrow body, with large windows giving on to the Ranillas meander and the city of Zaragoza. This facade has been made from glass, allowing it to obtain highly luminous spaces. The north facade features projected terraces over the banqueting halls and landscaped courtyards, protected from the inclemency of the weather and the outside noise by a great screen in glass and concrete slats, each one in a different size and providing an original point of view. The interior has been decorated with designer furniture by Arne Jacobsen, in a Nordic ‘fifties style.

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Emplazamiento: Zaragoza. Autores: Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos. José Antonio Martínez Lapeña y Elías Torres Tur. Dirección de obra: Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos y TYPSA. Arquitecto coordinador del proyecto: Laura Jiménez. Colaboradores: Luis Arredondo, Pau Badia, Josep Boada, Josep Maria Boronat, Pepe Bru, Daniela Eckardt, David García, Borja- José Gutiérrez, Jordi Hernández, Teo Hidalgo, Sol Jaumandreu, Yuki Kotake, Marc Marí, Sandra Martínez, Aureli Mora, Luis Moranta, Roger Panadès, José San Martín, Frederick Sánchez, Joan Miquel Seguí, Cecilia Tham, Luis Valiente, Jennifer Vera. Dirección de ejecución: TYPSA. Vicente del Olmo. Mar Sirvent. Project manager: Albert Roca. Ingeniería estructura: NB-35. Jesús Jiménez. Eduardo Gimeno. Interiorismo bar y restaurantes: Varis Arquitectes. Dani Freixes. Constructor: Dragados. Promotor: Zaragoza Urbana. Palafox Hoteles. Fotografía: Lourdes Jansana.
José Antonio Martínez Lapeña
Elías Torres Tur
Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos