A Mountain, Skyscraper or Hostel?

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Inventive architects from the Polish studio UGO architecture, created a dominant, colossal, and somewhat aggressive structure named “Barcelona Rock” for the conceptual international competition “Bohemian Hostel for Backpackers”, and the (un)attractive solution quickly ended up on professional websites and blogs.

The would-be location of this rocky and a hundred-meter-high structure is the center of Barcelona, aiming to strike a balance with other recognizable Barcelona landmarks, the Sagrada Familia church and the Torre Aggbar Jean Nouvella skyscraper.

The mega project of UGO arhitecture is characterized by a rocky façade, by which the mountain-building (allegedly) fits in with its surroundings. The stone skyscraper is rich in greenery, and, in addition to being a place young tourists from all over the world will visit, it would also serve as a hiding-place for birds and a natural substitute for the historical city center.

The hostel’s content, the so-called Barcelona stones, count fifty rooms, a swimming pool, spa, gym, movie theatre, a pub and walls for beginner climbers, while professional climbers can climb along this gigantic structure’s façade.

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Inventive architects from the Polish studio UGO architecture, created a dominant, colossal, and somewhat aggressive structure named “Barcelona Rock” for the conceptual international competition “Bohemian Hostel for Backpackers”, and the (un)attractive solution quickly ended up on professional websites and blogs.