Tipo: Concurso Internacional de Ideias

Status: Proposta

Ano: 2011

Autoria: Fabiano Ravaglia e Vinícius Philot

The term “Bohemian” has come to be very commonly accepted in our day as the description of a certain kind of literary gypsy, no matter in what language he speaks, or what city he inhabits. Nowadays, a bohemian is simply an artist or a person who consciously or unconsciously secedes form conventionality in life and in art. They seek to live with joy no matter their gender, religion, skin color or nationality. They are adventurers who love the nightlife. They also can be backpackers, tourists, Europeans, Latin Americans, Asians, and Africans. And all of them could be found in the “Bohemian Hostel”.

The project aimed to incorporate the Plaza del MACBA in order to integrate harmoniously with the surroundings and the Gothic Quarter. The proposal is to use a contemporary language that suits the hostel guests, mostly young travelers (backpackers). For this it was used as architectural conception the work with full and empty spaces in a modulated structure to meet the required features.

The main facade faces the Plaza del MACBA where all rooms are located. The balconies have dynamism and movement by its shapes and sizes variations. There are green roofs and terraces that seek to highlight the nature of the region as the floors are developed.

In order to take advantage of natural sunlight, the circulation areas and the panoramic elevators have glass panels which enable the users to get contact with Barcelona’s cityscape during all the stay.

The project sought to use materials as white marble and large glass panels, respecting the language already inserted in place through the MACBA. To highlight the dynamic volume of the facade all right inner side will be painted in white. In the other hand, the left inner side will be painted in gradient shades. Thus, when the observer crosses the square he realizes that not only the shadows and volume will change but also the colors.


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