Hotel Barceló Málaga


Structure and skin to house a modern city hotel

Located in the Vialia Málaga complex, the facade of this nine-storey building is fully integrated into its surroundings and represents a vertical element that completes the physiognomy of the entire Vialia centre. It houses an urban hotel of the company Barceló Hotels. The building has two lower floors with a lobby, restaurants and lounges and seven upper floors with 221 rooms. The building’s structure provides an optimal solution for hotel use.

The sober façade, in two-tone stone, conveys solidity and creates a heavy element that stands out from the Vialia complex. Its segmented rhythm serves to emphasise the horizontality of the proposal. The swimming pool that cuts into the roof is designed with a combination of greenish stone and black smoke.

The hotel’s access is via a square that organises vehicle arrivals and is framed by a curtain wall of horizontal slats through which the lower floor uses can be perceived.


Technical detais

  • Type of project Building for a Barceló hotel.
  • Location Málaga (Spain)
  • Promoter NECSA
  • Stages Architecture + Engineering
  • Area 14.000 m²
  • Date 11/2003 - 02/2006
  • Budget 8.400.000€