VP Plaza España Design

Madrid, Spain 2018


At Hotel VP, in the heart of Madrid, clients are welcomed through a subtle play of lights on the facade and the inviting atmosphere composed of shadows and reflections which creates a warm, visual sensation, both relaxing and agreeable.

The initial lighting in the entrance is carried through to the lobby and reception. Highlights and variations in intensity contribute to a quick understanding of the hotel's spaces and their uses. The lighting emphasises the architecture and materials whilst giving each space a characteristic identity.

In the restaurant and multipurpose rooms, a versatile system gives general lighting throughout: these can be adjusted according to the requirements of the space. Flush recessed luminaires with the same finish as the gold-leaf ornaments ensure integration and harmony. The light effects continue through circulation areas. Reflections of the materials in the decorative elements give the space its form and texture through lights and shadows.


Client: VP Plaza España Design
Architect: b720 Architects
Interior: Cuarto Interior; Studio Gronda
Photo: ©Álvaro Valdecantos; Rafael Vargas (bottom)