This Plant-Covered Hotel Will Reinvent The Historic District Of São Paulo
The guys at Paris-based architecture firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel have teamed up with the developer Alexandre Allard to come up with this amazing plant-covered luxury hotel design that is set to revive the historic district in São Paulo, Brazil.
A 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings is being regenerated in the city’s centre and includes the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital: “The hospital in the middle of the grounds is a sort of mini-town, very well organised around patios, and surrounding this little gem is a chaotic metropolis,” said Nouvel.
French designer Philippe Starck was responsible for “bringing 21st-century boldness and modernity” to the hotel suite interiors of the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital. So he decided to use Brazil’s iconic materials like the locally quarried marble and the plants and trees that can be found in Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
The Complex is scheduled to open around the end of 2018 and it’s center piece – the Rosewood Tower will function as a mixed-use cultural and tourist complex, including 275 guest rooms between Nouvel’s new building and the former hospital, 122 apartments, two restaurants, a bar and a caviar lounge, three swimming pools and a spa.