Papaioannou Architects has shared their proposal for the Barcelona 2011 Bohemian Hostel for backpackers International Competition with us here at ArchDaily. Additional images of their project and a extensive architect narrative can be found after the jump. MAIN CONCEPT – Orientation Key aspect in our general design approach was the correlation of the new tower to its surroundings as well as its positioning within the city’s broader urban fabric. Since the plot, given by the competition holder, came with a tight programmatic schedule it seemed imperative to regulate the tower in such a way that it would afford to “correspond” and “link” with other key views of the city (apart to its immediate context) and not simply comply with the needed pre-requisites. Keeping the above in mind the project formulated taking into account three main axes orientated in three different directions within the city, with the first one pointing towards Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the second one pointing towards the seafront and the third one pointing towards the plaza dels Angels.
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