Spiral Paneling by Toyo Ito

About the Project

Spiral Panel was commissioned by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito for Hotel Fira Restaurant in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

When we received the call from Pritzker Architecture Prize studio, the question was: are you able to develop a 3D curved paneling that looks like a continuous surface? The answer was YES.

Toyo Ito’s studio had contacted major industrial companies in Barcelona and none of them was able to answer the question affirmatively. This project marked us professionally and allowed us to make a qualitative leap as a design and consulting office.

The commission consisted of technical development, manufacture and assembly of 20 curved panels of 1.50 x 2.50 m, machined on both sides in 3D, according to a floral pattern designed by Toyo Ito. We started to work by performing a series of prototypes and tests that were meticulously studied by our clients. Many pictures and sketches were sending to Mr. Ito before his approval of definitive solution.

We have to confess that we didn’t know exactly what the solution would be, but we had an intuition and it worked.

The end result, after 6 months of research, is a smooth and silky white continuous surface, as the Master wanted.


Project: Toyo Ito & Associates→  B720→

Design consulting, development, production and assembly:  Juan Pablo QuinteroMediodesign

Year: 2010

Photo: Javier Tles

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!

Este sitio utiliza cookies para mejorar el sitio y su servicios. Si continúa navegando por este sitio, entenderemos que acepta nuestro uso de cookies. Si necesita más información o prefiere no aceptar las cookies de este sitio de internet, visite nuestra política de cookies, para mayor información.plugin cookies

Aviso de cookies
Únete a nuestra newsletter

Te enviaremos un mail cuando tengamos algo de interés que contarte, para invitarte a eventos e informarte de nuestras actividades.