ARQUITECTUM organized an international architectural competition to design a 100m high “youth hostel” tower, creating a new landmark in the city of Barcelona. he site chosen for this project is the « Plaça dels Àngels », in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, opposite the contemporary art museum designed by Richard Meier.

Strong points

  • 100 m high wooden structure
  • 50 double rooms all different thanks to the random layout of the private balconies on the West, South or East facades and the presence of the asymmetrical superstructure
  • Facades composed of solar panels (thermal and photovoltaic)


  • Facades composed of photovoltaic panels (1000m²) ensuring a production of 250M wh / year of electricity. Positive energy building
  • Thermal solar panels (200 m²) placed on the facade and ensuring 60% of the production of domestic hot water
  • Largely green roofs
  • Wood structure