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The building that houses Hotel OD Barcelona as from August 15, 2017 is one of the most historic buildings in the city.
Before becoming a new, modern, efficient hotel, this building was the headquarters of Carburos Metálicos. Located right in the centre of the city, at Aragón 300, on the corner of Llúria, it covers an area of 11,524m².
Carburos Metálicos is a company that supplies industrial gases, high-performance materials, equipment and technology. It is the world’s biggest supplier of hydrogen and helium and it has acquired a leading position in expanding markets in the worldwide supply of such innovations as semiconductor materials, hydrogen for refineries, gasified carbon, liquefied natural gas and advanced coatings and adhesives.
The building was laid out in a series of complex arrangements, including different regulatory heights. The three volumes adapted to the regulation had a “real” facade matching the Ensanche and another “virtual” one, a curtain wall in which the setting is reflected so that, in its “absence”, it separated or joined the real fragments.
The project dates back to 1990 and the building works to 1994; years when the city of Barcelona was beginning a new era after the 1992 Olympic Games.
The renovation to adapt the building to a hotel was complex since the OD Hotels chain always tries to respect the existing structure as far as possible (and even more so if it is unusual or rewarding). The building, an earlier work by the B01 architecture firm (grandchildren of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who was also an architect), presents a different facade according to the street it faces onto. What is more, this characteristic was one of the points respected by the current architectural firm, led by Victor Rahola.
In the renovation, they have made the most of the facade windows that cover the entire building, optimising the light and ventilation in order to convert the building into one that is more sustainable and more open to everyone. In addition to following the typical style of OD Hotels, this is the reason Hotel OD Barcelona offers elegant architecture and refined interiors with a contemporary design that features Mediterranean touches.Read more CloseOD Barcelona