Location: Bilbao, Spain
Area: 193,750 Sqft.
Client: Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Sheraton Hotels, Cosmit, S.A., Ibarra y Cia.
Associate Architect: TDM Arquitectos
Executive Architect: Aurtenechea & Pérez-Iriondo Arquitectos
Interior Design: Legorreta + Legorreta
The Sheraton Abandoibarra Hotel in Bilbao is a homage to the great Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. The concept started out with a gigantic imaginary sculpture on an urban scale from which we began to carve the central atrium, introducing light and color from the outside to create a building that fits naturally into both traditional and contemporary Bilbao, maintaining the characteristic strength of Basque culture.