Gar_Anat Pilgrim’s hotel in Granada, is an interior design project in restoring the old building designed by Spanish architect Francisco J. del Corral del Campo.
+ Project description courtesy of Francisco J. del Corral del Campo
Welcome to Gar_Anat, Pilgrim’s hotel, gate to the world of your imagination.
ABOUT the INTERVENTION
It takes place on a restored building from the XVIIth century in the historic center of Granada. Its courtyard appearance, similar to a corrala (housing courtyard and open air theatre), let us follow a main strategy; create an interior with theatrical references.
Different essays, articles, poems, stories, novels and plays, written by travelers in relationship with Granada, inspire the way of transformation of each space becoming a scene.
ABOUT the SPACES
Ladies and gentlemen, come in to contemplate, imagine…
Entrance. The curtain rises
The hallway receives the guests; a blue and heavy curtain marks the performance beginning.
Courtyard, garden. Action
The courtyard is both a corrala and a garden. Flowers aromas and the nonstop murmur of a fountain keeps a tree company. A wishes tree, emblem of the hotel, focus the pilgrim’s attention and keep their written messages.
The continuous vibration of a light curtain covering all the walls surface as a background, invites being trespassed and discover the other side…
On the other side, the rooms became scenes populated by stories and actors:
Invisible Cities (Ciudades Invisibles), joins Venice and Granada thanks to the water.
Yellows Serene (Serena de Amarillos), recreates the sensibility of the poet Elena Martin Vivaldi to wrap our dreams.
Granada the beauty (Granada la Bella), shows us a new way of looking at the city thanks to the writer Angel Ganivet.
The Balad of the Eternal Garden (Balada del Jardín Eterno), expresses the dreaming world described by the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez.
The Maese Pedro’s Altarpiece (Retablo de Maese Pedro), show us one of the passages the famous work composed by Manuel de Falla.
And so on until fifteen scenes, some of them looking for a name and an author.
ABOUT the MATERIALS
Sensitivity guides the way of conforming the matter.
Tact and transparency define the different filters that guest has to cross. From the solid and enigmatic blue velvet of the entrance curtain, till the light and suggestive gauze which cover the walls of the courtyard.
Light strands define the geometry of the stainless steel bars of the wishes tree. Pilgrim’s wishes as a memory of their stay, seems like hanged sparkling leafs on the different branches.
Scenes receive the visitor with surprising materials which transform its space; color tubes, stamped metal, shinny stars, aromas, reflections, colors, fishes, water… what it’s precise to let the guests dreaming.
+ Project credits / data
Interior design architect:
FRANCISCO J. del CORRAL del CAMPO. Dr. Architect
RAÚL LOZANO RUIZ
JUAN PEDRO COMINO TRUJILLO
JAVIER CALLEJAS SEVILLA
JUAN MIGUEL GARCÍA
CARLOS SÁNCHEZ. Architect (Building restoration)
PEDRO GARCIARIAS. Painter
ELENA GARCÍA de PAREDES. Manuel de Falla Archive
ANTONIO TERRADA. Artist
RAÚL ARMADELLO. Interior Designer
MIKA MURAKAMI. Artist
FRANCISCO CARREÑO. Painter
DANIEL MARCOS RUIZ. Architecture Student
PACO SÁNCHEZ & PACO BALLESTEROS. Metallic structure
PACO HURTADO. Curtains
PYLTIN. Metallic treatments
ARMADELLO design s.l.
El LADRÓN de AGUA s.l.
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