Peeled off skin at Omm Hotel (047)

The hotel Omm facade seems to us an interesting study case in many aspects. On the one hand the wise strategy that leads to orientate the openings towards the main avenue –Passeig the Gràcia- avoiding prying eyes from the building in the opposite side of the street, as well as direct sun gains. On the second hand the risky materialization of the above mentioned strategy, transforming the outer layer of a rain screen façade into a series of light weight walls that emerge from the façade as fish scales.

Hotel Omm

Location: 
Rosselló, 265
08008 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Year of construction: 
2003
Solution: 
Weight of the entire facade: 
Period: 
Finishing material: 
Supporting element: 
Companies: 
Photographer: 

Ph1-2, Ph9-10: Rafael Vargas

Ph3-8: Cristina Pardal