Japanese architect Toyo Ito completed a high-rise hotel in the Porta Fira Ddevelopment of Barcelona. The striking hotel was conceived as a distorted cylinder in which all rooms will have excellent views to the city. The building also contains commercial areas at the ground level and a panoramic restaurant in the top floor. One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the fa├žade made of a system of red metal tubes placed at a certain inclination depending on solar exposure and orientation. At 110 meters-high, the tower is one of the tallest buildings in Barcelona and a new icon for its skyline. Adjacent and in dialogue to the Hotel, a new office building by Spanish architects b720 is also part of the Porta Fira Development that intends to be a new gateway to the city.

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