Palo Santo

Hotel - Buenos Aires

A hotel with garden? Does not sound unusual but it is when about 800 plants crawl up the 28 meter high facade – among them jasmine, evergreen and jacaranda.

Architect Jorge Garino found his inspiration for the building from Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly in Paris among others. With its vertical garden, the Hotel Palo Santo in the hip Palermo Hollywood district has become a green eye catcher.

But the building is not only green from the outside: As the first hotel in South America, it was built according to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria. The signature material used is the name giving Palo-Santo wood.

Special Tips

The natural look is complemented by waterfalls. The longest with its 18 meters uses the entire height of the building and reaches from the roof terrace to the lobby.

Architecture

Mario Cito, Jorge Garino

Design

A3, Elementos Argentinos, Julieta Ascar, Vitra, Knoll International, Fritz Hansen

Address

Bonpland 2275

C1425FWC Buenos Aires

Argentina

TEXT CHRISTINA WETTER-NOHL FOTO PALO SANTO HOTEL