Suite Avenue | TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suites Avenue, inaugurated in spring of 2009, is a new option for accommodations in Barcelona, directly opposite Gaudí’s La Pedrera. Suites Avenue occupies a recently built avant-garde building with a spectacular stainless steel façade designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. It is a building that draws the attention of Barcelona residents and tourists alike, and it has become an architectural icon.

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suites Avenue has independent apartments of 45 to 86 m2, with one or two luxury bedrooms, independent kitchen, sitting-dining room and shared services like an outdoor swimming pool, a solarium, a communal terrace with views looking over Passeig de Gràcia, a gym and a museum with original Hindu and Buddhist pieces on display.

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

The Suites Avenue apartments are located in the Eixample neighbourhood in the centre of Barcelona, right on Passeig de Gràcia and 10 minutes away from Plaça Catalunya, in the heart of Art-Nouveau Barcelona and well connected with the rest of the city. Surrounded by the best international boutiques, Suites Avenue is ideal for a shopping trip, spending a weekend with your family or taking a business trip. Suites Avenue occupies an avant-garde building built in 2009.

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

The building stands out for its wavy façade of stainless steel with organic lines inspired by shapes from nature and the nacre colour that captures the hues of the sunlight and changes colour depending on the light of the moment.

It is a façade that features the views of the city prominently. Inside, Suites Avenue is organised around an impressive interior patio built in quartzite and translucent laminar glass.

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Around it, a unique combination of materials comes together: red travertine marble and walnut wood on the floors of the common areas; quartzite stone and ebony in the hallways, natural slate in the bathrooms. Suites Avenue exhibits part of the Clos Archaeological Collection in the building’s museum room, for the exclusive use of guests. This collection consists of Hindu art (jade discs, windows and sculptures from the 19th century) and Buddhist and Hindu pieces and sculptures from the 16th to 19th

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Suite Avenue,Courtesy of TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

Project Info:
Architects: TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
Location: Barcelona / Spain
Year: 2009
Work finished in: 2009
Main structure: Steel
Client: Derby Hotels Collection
Status: Completed works
Type: Apartments / Hotel/Resorts

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