The Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid is a very special project that has brought together nineteen of the top architecture and design studios in the world from thirteen different countries. Each of the floors showcases a different concept by a different architects including Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, John Pawson, and Ushida Findlay. All play with different materials, colors and shapes to create spaces that bring together the best in avant-garde design and architecture, where creativity and the freedom to develop each of the spaces has been the hallmark. The Foster vision for the second floor was inspired by the work of the late Basque sculptor, Eduardo Chillida, who was a personal friend of Lord Foster. The design appeals to all the senses and uses Chillida’s natural material palette, with warm cream and brown colours. The leather wall panelling is sumptuous and tactile, further adding to the impression of quality and luxury.