Comprehensive Reform of a Hotel built in 1968. The existing volumetry has been respected, seeking to enhance the counterbore of the opaque façade elements by means of a ventilated white composite facade. This project is a clear example of the situation that is presented in the reforms of buildings of this type.
There is a clear necessity to reform and improve the existing building, but we are faced with the problem that the available investment is reduced. The capacity of investment by the promoters in this type of actions is quite limited for two very clear reasons, one is the economic crisis and the other, that in the hotel floor of these characteristics, the reforms do not constitute an economic return of the investment since the competition is very strong and the investment has as an objective to stay in the market, without increasing the prices even if the facilities are significantly improved or even upgraded.
This economic limitation, forces us to have to rationalize the intervention from the first sketches, since it must be an executable project. For this reason, we have chosen to focus the intervention on the volume of the corner, using the ventilated composite facade and accentuating the existing overhangs. This decision, which initially could seem unnecessary, has taken the building from the façade plan in which it was initially anchored
The building also has an important urban function, since the rehabilitation of the curtain wall of this corner and its reflective treatment, has allowed us to generate a large mirror framed in the volume of composite, which, facing North, allows to reflect the entire street the existing garden grove just in front. Paradoxically, this grove was barely perceived originally, as the sense of street circulation is downward, so in an urban environment, with total lack of green space, the hotel has become a small speaker of the existing green space