The Hotel forms part of the new Ria 2000 master plan of the city of Bilbao.
It was indicated to be constructed until the bordering limits of the property with a height of 10 levels and one extra set back 3 meters.
Inspired in the work of artist Chillida and the solid roots, history and culture of the Vasque Country, the building is treated like a stone block, that is transformed in a 'Sculpture', to which certain perforations have been tilled. In its interior there is an 8 floor height central atrium that culminates in a ceiling forming half of a vault. The light plays a very important role in this space since it is illuminated by the different volume perforations, creating a different light and shadow game at each hour of the day.
The perforations were studied from a sculptural point of view on the exterior and depending on the different views, opening in the first levels towards the park and in the superiors towards the mountains; once the height has surpassed the commercial center adjacent, the volume ends with a tower which converts it into a lighthouse at the corner.
The facade is treated like a lattice window with 9 squares per room to give major intimacy to them and at the same time to achieve that the facades count more like one aside, forming a massive volume.
The rooms have been oriented along the perimeter so that guests can enjoy the different views like the mountains towards the north, the river and the old city towards the west and the park towards the south.