Lush greenery is used in a game of contrasts with the solid benches and metal panels of a hotel in Medellín, Colombia, designed by Plan:b Arquitectos.

Indigenous plants to the mountain area near Medellín are found in planters located onto the steel dividers and hang from metal crates in the lobby.

A bistro involves one side of the terrace, with folding glass entryways opening to let tables spill out to the outdoors.

In the moody and low-light spaces underneath the majestic dark steel hotel, there are seating zones and a table with high stools all-around a long platform that serves as a bar.

Plan:b Arquitectos said they planned the structure to be a “focal point” for neighborhood creatives to meet and socialize.