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Architecture: Museum and hotel in an abandoned fortress

The building is located on the top of a hill with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes
Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes

Studio Fuses Viader Arquitectes transformed the hotel into an abandoned fortress of the 19th century, located near the Spanish Girona. Repair of old buildings began after the fortress was acquired by Barcelona-based jewelry company D’or Joiers.

In order to emphasize the combination of old and new, the stone walls were supplemented with glass panels and steel roofs. Some of the roofs were covered with peat and landscaped.

Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes
Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes

Some of the rooms were carved out right in the rock, and the architects tried to keep them as much as possible. Mostly the museum displays them.

Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes

At the top of the building were once stored explosives. Now it has a hotel with a conference hall, a swimming pool, a SPA-salon, a garage and 15 rooms.

Photos Fuses Viader Arquitectes
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