The Dutch hotel group The Student Hotel, which provides a unique co-living and co-working hybrid, has just opened its first two student-only Campus properties in the Marina and Poble Sec districts of Barcelona, Spain. The Student Hotel has collaborated with Masquespacio, the Valencia-based creative consultancy, for the refurbishment and design of both properties.
The Marina Campus is housed in a four-towered 21,000 m2 building that includes 500 rooms. The property features communal spaces, such as swimming pools, gaming zones, open and closed seating areas, as well as quiet study rooms to encourage connectivity and exchange while providing enough space for learning and development. Considering both the international clientele and the strong identity of The Student Hotel, Masquespacio has developed its design by creating a mix that remains in keeping with the brand’s image while adding a touch of Mediterranean identity through the use of local materials and a bold color palette.
The property was designed in an eclectic style that fuses materials, colors and textures. You’ll recognize some Memphis style with a little bit of Seventies vintage and an industrial aesthetic, among others. Each corner, decorative detail and visual element aspires to blend perfectly with a student lifestyle by being part of their daily activities and aiming to be a source of inspiration for them. Ana Hernández, creative director from Masquespacio points out: “It should be noted how the use of color not only influences ones mood, it can also be used to create a bold design statement in the environment.”
Photography: Luis Beltran
Interior design Communal spaces: Masquespacio
Design direction- Naomi Thellier De Poncheville (TSH)
Rooms interior design- Naomi Thellier De Poncheville (TSH)
Artist illustrator (lifts / courtyard wall): Jose Miguel mendez
Contractor companies: Construcia
Development manager: Kristian Aipassa
Furniture supplier: Sancal, MIDI BCN, Ames, Galvanitas
Room furniture supplier: Modus
Custom furniture supplier: Construcia & local suppliers
Custom furniture manufacturer: Local manufacturers
Lighting supplier: Onok Lighting, Toss B
The Student Hotel
The Student Hotel co-living, co-working business model provides a unique hybrid destination for a fast-growing international community. Current locations include: Rotterdam, Amsterdam (City and West), The Hague, Groningen, and Eindhoven. In 2017 the Melon District properties in Barcelona and Paris will be upgraded with new facilities and services further integrating them into The Student Hotel group. The Student Hotel Florence and Maastricht and will open in 2017, Bologna in 2018 and Madrid, Berlin, Rome and Delft in 2019. The group plans to have 41 properties in European cities by 2021.
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