Recently featuring the oh'so Instagramable Kantini food court by Studio Aisslinger, a similar nod to design has been applied here, at the brand new student campus in Barcelona (Spain). Things have definitely changed since we were students.
Owned by The Dutch hotel group The Student Hotel whom provides a unique co-living and co-working hybrid, the company has just opened its first two student-only Campus properties in the Marina and Poble Sec districts of Barcelona. In collaboration with Masquespacio - the architects behind that amazing Gnomo Store - , the Marina Campus features 500 rooms within a four-tower building. With the most amazing of student communal spaces such as swimming pools, gaming zones, open and closed seating areas, as well as quiet study rooms to encourage connectivity and exchange while providing enough space for learning and development, SATORI & SCOUT say 'sign us up for a semester!'
Boasting a strong identity, Masquespacio developed this design by creating a mix that remains in keeping with The Student Hotel's brand image while adding a touch of Mediterranean identity through the use of local materials and a bold colour palette. An eclectic style that fuses materials, colours and textures, the classic Memphis style is instantly recognisable with a little bit of Seventies vintage and an industrial aesthetic, all among others. Each corner, decorative detail and visual element aspires to blend perfectly with a student lifestyle by being part of their daily activities and aiming to be a source of inspiration for them. As Ana HernÃ¡ndez, creative director from Masquespacio comments, "...it should be noted how the use of colour not only influences one's mood, it can also be used to create a bold design statement in the environment."
Photography credit : Masquespacio