Wingårdhs designs new hotel in the heart of Palma de Mallorca

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In the continued collaboration between Wingårdhs and Nobis Hospitality Group, an old soap factory is given new life as a hotel. Located where the traditional Old Town meets vibrant Santa Catalina, a 16th century building has taken the step into the present.

In the historic building, dating back to the 16th century, we take foundation in the building’s background, but also dare to add a new layer. Reminiscent of our work with Guldstolen-awarded hotel Blique by Nobis, it is the combination of conservation and innovation that characterizes the project. The principle of not replacing something that already works while also having the courage to add contemporary sharpness, runs consistently through Wingårdhs’ collaborations with the Nobis group.

– When I first visited the building, it was dilapidated and all of Palma's pigeons seemed to live inside. The potential was obvious, of course – but what a journey it would require. Now, an eternity and a thousand adventures later, it is a building reminiscent of the original, but one that has taken the step into our time. The hope and ambition is that it will now last as many years as it has lived so far, says Helena Toresson, interior architect at Wingårdhs.

The 31 hotel rooms are designed with the ambition to last over time while also maintaining a relevant expression. Wingårdhs has designed the handmade and locally produced floor tiles that are the hallmark of the building. They can be seen both in the hotel rooms as well as in the public spaces and connect local craft tradition with distinctive design. In addition to this rather bold element we find carefully restored cross arches, roof beams and bay windows.

– Wingårdhs has been responsible for design, Nobis for the quality and local experts for craftsmanship and execution. I think the result shows our collective passion and knowledge, says Helena Toresson.

Concepció by Nobis is expected to open in June 2021. For more info contact Andreas Bäckman at

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