Antares Awarded The Best New High Rise Residential Development in Spain
Antares Barcelona is a recently delivered, high-rise building development created by Shaftesbury Asset Management.
The property is located at 1 Placa de Llevant at the beginning of Diagonal Avenue, a district of Barcelona overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Antares was designed by French-born Odile Decq, who opened her first studio in 1978 and was awarded the Venice Biennale Golden Lion in 1996. As her first building in Spain, Decq created a truly innovative tower that not only redefines the Barcelona skyline but sets a new benchmark in luxury living. With Antares, she wanted a design that breathed dynamism in every place and every moment.
Antares offers 88 homes for purchase, including 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom high-end’s residences, duplexes and penthouses which range in size from 98m2 to 386m2, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces (up to 160m2), blurring the lines between indoor-outdoor living.
Odile played with curves throughout – something that is reminiscent of Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudi, the architectural and artistic geniuses of Barcelona.
Use of colours has been important too – red, black and white – to give the building its own personality and create something unique and unrepeatable. Making use of natural light was also a crucial factor when planning Antares. Open plan interiors lead directly to spacious terraces with expansive views of the Mediterranean and the mountains of Barcelona, embracing indoor/ outdoor living.
A curated collection of lifestyle and wellness amenities, also designed by Odile Decq, include: sky terrace and rooftop infinity pool, fully equipped Technogym fitness centre, indoor pool, yoga pod, bespoke steam rooms and sauna, and the Grand Café Rouge restaurant overseen by Michelin-star chef Romain Fornell, among many others.