sanzpont [arquitectura]: Winner of World Design Awards 2022. The project for the lobby of the Marenostrum Tower office building in Barcelona is totally inspired by Mediterranean nature. The design takes advantage of an existing pillar in the middle of the space to create a unique element inspired by a tree, where verticals and horizontals come together in a single stroke, creating a relaxing space under its branches, but at the same time, the capital reveals some brushstrokes reminiscent of a butterfly.
The rest of the ceiling is inspired by the gentle waves of the Mediterranean Sea that unfold until they end in a figure that represents a manta ray.
The figures engraved on the walls of the space are inspired by the coral reef, letting out a soft indirect blue light that gives life to the space while revealing itself as a skin that breathes.
The reception desk, designed with soft curves, is inspired by the beauty of a swan, where fluid forms wrap the space continuously from tip to tail.
A unique design where the challenge has been enjoyed, creating a different and innovative space, with strict quality control and environmentally friendly materials. A project fully developed with the latest BIM technology for its coordination, integrating virtual models for finishes, furniture, and installations, coordinating the different disciplines.
Sergio and Victor Sanz Pont
World Design Awards Category
Office Interior Built
Sergio Sanz, Victor Sanz, Josemi Cano, Alejandro Vergara, Nerea Tabernero, Francisco Robles & Waldir Hernández
©Sergio Sanz and Dani Rovira
Victor and Sergio Sanz Pont, twin brothers and co-founders of sanzpont [arquitectura], with offices in Barcelona, Cancun, and Chicago. They see architecture as functional art that has to adapt to the site throughout BIOCLIMATIC. With several international awards, their design philosophy is based on a constant search for innovation, creativity, and showing great respect for the environment.
Álvaro Licona, is partner and co-founder of Sanzpont USA, in Chicago. Also, the co-founder of a real estate company specialized in developing contemporary spaces in Mexico City aimed to provide a meaningful experience, creating customer-appropriate solutions while maintaining the natural and built environment.