Sitges. Barcelona

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Hotel in Sitges

Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater, arquitectos

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This building for use as a hotel in the tourist town of Sitges adds its architectural values to surroundings of great historical and formal value in the always tricky exercise of inserting a new-build in an old district and to its structural and typological characteristics.
The project arose from the need to create a building in a contemporary language that would reflect the Mediterranean tradition and vernacular architecture of this spot, raising the level of the public space and boosting the typological value of “corner” constructions, using a plastic composition based on gaps and filled-in sections, reflections and transparencies.
The building occupies a ground floor and three upper floors. On the ground floor, with access from the public square, is the restaurant and the hotel reception, with all the services housed in the basement storey. In the upper floors, and in a repeated fashion, a central nucleus leads to a lounge and nine en-suite rooms.
The building shows three facades to the exterior. The back one, formed from a skin of interlinked white platens, hangs above an internal courtyard, while the other two facades, giving on to the square and the street, are no longer understood as skins but as a single standard volumetry, intelligently interpreting the intrinsic conditions of the urban planning regulations applied in this area and which to a large extent condition the project decisions: the vertical proportion of the openings and the use of light unpolished stone.
The façade maintains strict and rigorous guidelines in the resolution of the frames, such as the manner in which the building abuts against the floor and in the top crowning. The building, as a whole, improves the nearby urban landscape, operating in a staged manner in the sense of concealing elements that distort the skyline. It could be said that this intervention reflects the values of tradition and culture in a characteristic urban environment such as the calle del Pecado (the street of sin), one of the most characteristic spots in the town of Sitges, while establishing a dialogue with modernity and the way it is inserted in the old districts of towns.

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Situación: Plaza Industria / 1º de Mayo. Sitges. Barcelona. Autor: Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater, arquitectos. Colaboradores: Enric Betlinski, arquitecto técnico, y Marta Fenollosa. Gestión obra: Bonhabit: Carles Climent y Patricia Sánchez. Constructora: Sierra Pintada. Promotor: Sanperhi. Fotografía: Lluís Casals y Juan Rodríguez.
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Lucía Ferrater
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