500 awnings in 14 different colors envelop the façade of the 5-star hotel “Puerta America” in Madrid, designed by star architect Jean Nouvel. Thanks to the incident light through the colored material of the awnings, each of the individually-appointed rooms is lent a special color – and a unique atmosphere. The technical implementation of the striking sun protection system was assumed by the Italian company Model System Italia. When seen from the street the awnings, fitted with elero drives, are also an eye-catcher: Extracts from the poem “Liberté” by Paul Eluard attract the attention of passers-by.
Photos: Rafael Vargas