Arc del Teatre



    • Spanish practice EQUIP xavier claramunt has completed 'hotel arc del teatre', a multi-storey accommodation located in barcelona's historical neighborhood of el raval. a conversion project of a former theatre, the design preserves the original facade of the building - essentially conserving the memory of the structure - by wrapping the expansive face with a translucent Screen.drawing from the high dynamism of the site's streetlife, the project explores ways in which the transference of energy can be established without losing the boundary of privacy, exploring the notion of 'exhibitionist' architecture. featuring a recessed ground level entry, a public plaza is generated which extends the street into the building and behind the hotel. an outdoor area covered in gravel on the south side offers views into a buried courtyard.

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Key Figures

    • Year of Construction: 2010
    • Gross floor space: 4,700 sqm