Port de Palma

We were invited to produce a feasibility study for the old Port Authority building in Palma de Mallorca. The authority had moved into a purpose-built office building on the next door site, far more fitting to its needs. This left a landmark 1930s building unused at the intersection of the Paseo and the Born, the ultimate luxury shopping street in Palma. The Port Authorities’ long-term strategy reorganised use of the port to bring all cruise ship passengers right past this building on their way into the centre of the historic city.


We proposed a floor-by-floor refurbishment and repurposing of the entire 43,000 square foot buildling. Having identified a lack of large bar and restaurant spaces in Palma, we proposed a members only rooftop club complete with swimming pool. The restaurant would take full advantage of the stupendous views of Palma’s entire skyline including the 12th century cathedral and Parc de Sol.


Having created a new identity for the building through the club, the lower floors were to be redeveloped to provide offices for the ever-growing super yacht industry based in Palma. The Port Authority had an aspiration to acquire Europe’s primary superyacht industry exhibition and fair form Genoa, Italy, and these proposals sought to provide private meeting spaces for the design and delivery of highly complex and technologically advanced boats. A hotel variant was also designed.

Rooftop bar, restaurant & pool

Second floor: Member’s club

First floor: Superyacht Design Hub

Ground floor: Superyacht Design Hub

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