Stone prefabricated cladding (117)
Although prefabricated concrete panels incorporating stone claddings are not something new -as an example to highlight the Hotel in Plaza España, designed by the architect Enric Garces, and built in 1990-; we want to draw attention on the appropriateness of the solution today.
As we mentioned in the wake of the SBG Schönburg building in Bern, the open-joint claddings are in crisis -not because of their performance, which nobody questions, but merely due to formal reasons.
In that occasion: cream color stone, maybe sandstone, similar to Montjuich’s stone. In a building located in the Barcelona Eixample, peeping out in Passeig de Gracia Avenue, side by side with the Cases d'Antoni Rocamora complex; and with the massiveness of a wall: no open joints.
Barcelona Hotel Me
Ph 1-5, Andrés Echarri