Kimpton Vividora Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Boutique
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
  • Other Designer(s)
    Kimpton Design Team: Ave Bradley + Henry Reeve
  • Architect
    GCA Architects
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Construction Company
    Vopi4 + Martinez Otero
  • Location
    Calle Duc, 15, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Casacuberta Property Development
  • Project Link

The briefing was to create a Hotel with a local approach, handcrafted and custom-designed, with unique spaces that reflect Barcelona’s lifestyle and architecture.

Our design brings the city and the neighbourhood naturally into the project, establishing a dialogue between the Hotel and Ciutat Vella (Old City): an artsy area with an old body and a young soul.

All spaces have a chic and joyful atmosphere, unforcedly elegant and genuine at the same time. Handcrafted elements, local brands and art, together with reinterpreted references to its historical past, mixed with a contemporary spontaneous design approach, give Kimpton Vividora Hotel a unique, energetic personality.

Custom-designed ceramic tiles, inspired by Barcelona’s broad ceramic craftsmanship tradition, are applied to walls and dividers all over the hotel. Colour and texture are the other two essential ingredients in our cocktail, as part of Barcelona’s soul and body.

We also wanted to connect the hotel with the city socially and economically. With this objective, most of the furniture, materials and finishes are local brands, avoiding long transports while helping the planet.

EL EQUIPO CREATIVO is a Barcelona-based interior architecture studio, specialized in the design of hospitality, gastronomy and brand spaces. Founded in 2010 by the architects Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo and Lucas Echeveste Lacy, the studio shares the idea that space tells stories, creates sensations and atmospheres. They have worked for some of the most prestigious chefs in the world, like Ferran Adrià, and among their designs, there are four Michelin star restaurants. The prestigious design FRAME recently selected them as one of the 20 most influential designers of the world.

Other prizes
2020 International Property Awards _ Winner 2020 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Winner 2020 FX Awards _Shortlist 2020 Small Business Awards _Winner 2019 WIN World Interiors News Awards _Winner 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2019 FRAME Awards_Winner 2019 WADA World Architecture and Design Awards _Winner 2019 WADA World Architecture and Design Awards _Shortlist 2018 FX Awards _Winner 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2018 Winners’ Review Awards _Winner 2018 Architizer A+ Awards _Shortlist 2018 SBID Awards _Shortlist 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2018 IAA International Architecture Awards 2018 _Winner 2018 International Hotel & Property Awards _Winner 2018 International Hotel & Property Awards _Shortlist 2018 SBID Awards 2018 _Shortlist 2018 Build Awards _Winner 2018 IDMA International Design Media Awards _Winner 2018 HIP Horeca New Business Models Awards _Winner 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2017 FX Awards _Shortlist 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2017 WIN Awards _Shortlist 2017 Blueprint Awards _Shortlist 2017 American Architecture Prize _Winner 2017 Build Architecture Awards _Winner 2016 AI Excellence Awards _Winner 2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Best Overall Bar 2016 CID Awards _1st Prize 2016 FX Awards _Shortlist 2016 FX Awards _Shortlist 2016 WIN Awards _Shortlist 2016 Leaf Awards _Shortlist 2016 Leaf Awards _Shortlist 2015 XIV Tile of Spain Awards _1st Prize 2015 Interior Contract Award _3rd Prize 2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _1st Prize 2015 FX Awards _Shortlist 2015 WIN Awards _Shortlist 2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2014 Architizer A+_Shortlist 2013 Best Of Year _1st Prize 2013 The Great Indoors Awards _1st Prize 2013 FX Awards _1st Prize 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _Shortlist 2012 AIT Awards_Shortlist 2012 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards_Shortlist