Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for its plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck.Nouvel’s Paris-based firm teamed up with developer Alexandre Allard of Groupe Allard to create Cidade Matarazzo – a 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings being regenerated in the city’s centre, including the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital.
Nouvel and his team has designed a new 90-metre-tall hotel tower adjoining the historic complex, which will feature a latticed Corten-steel facade.
Plants and trees will be planted across the staggered terraces running around the building named Rosewood Tower and throughout the path that connects the former hospital building to the tower.[Matarazzo Park] is a space of calm urbanisation – a space of incredible fig and magnolia trees, said Nouvel.
The hospital in the middle of the grounds is a sort of mini-town, very well organised around patios, and surrounding this little gem is a chaotic metropolis.
As artistic director, French designer Philippe Starck was challenged with “bringing 21st-century boldness and modernity” to the hotel suite interiors of the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital.
Photographs of Starck’s showroom, indicate how local materials including marble quarried from the Brazilian states of Paraná and Bahia will be used in the room’s interiors. A twisting marble and Corten-steel staircase is depicted as it sweeps down onto the marble floor.