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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

WOCA Winner 2010 - Interior category

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Other , Leisure & sport , Europe/middle east/africa

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain 
  • Architect: Patricia Urquiola 
  • Glass Laminator/Supplier: Control Glass (Union Vidriera Grupo) | www.controlglass.com 
  • Glass Installation: Cristaleria Juventud

Laminated Glass Creates Contemporary Vibe with a Touch of the Orient

The atmosphere of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa is certainly one of relaxation, health and pleasure; the use of laminated glass in the design was fundamental in creating this serene mood and in helping the spa to win the interior category of the 2010 World of Color Awards™ by Vanceva®. A subtle chromatic palette and tasteful incorporation of the glass allows visitors to perceive an “oasis of tranquility” and also generates the spa’s crisp, contemporary style. Jury member Shashi Caan noted this in saying, “An elegant architectural interior, this project is beautiful.”

This elegant use of laminated glass in conjunction with warm wood touches also creates a “spice of the orient” that makes the hotel spa so unique. Needless to say, both the architectural design and oriental-style therapeutic treatments at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa are anything but conventional.

One of the most significant aspects of the project is how the finished design interacts with both its environment and its visitors. As Jorge Remon of Control Glass noted, “Glazing design is the portal to transform the type of space or habitat; we are always thinking about the people who inhabit it.”