W HOTEL by MARRIOTT 2017 Jeddah Gate, Saudi Arabia
GFA 24.000 sqm, $ 23 millions, 8 storeys Design: Mattia Malavenda in collaboration with Echo Architecture Client: Fawaz Al Hokair Real Estate
The new W Hotel by Marriott is part of Jeddah Gate urban development and consist in a 5 star, 240 rooms hotel with commercial podiums.
At a urban and architectural level the goal of the project is to create coherence and connection to the cultural heritage and natural features of the city of Jeddah. The ground floor express the intention to extend the public realm into the building with its portico (covered commercial walkway) and with the position of the hotel entrance hall, in between the two podiums under the S-shaped building block.
This S-shape volume floats above the highly glazed lower levels retaining an image of lightness due to the facade design, composed of UV glass layers alternated to composite aluminum panels.