Mini Guide Barcelona
GOING GLOBAL AND GALACTIC
Many adults grew up fantasizing about sitting alongside Captain Kirk on the Starship Enterprise, strutting down a spacecraft hallway a la Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey and spending the summer at space camp spinning around on flight simulators. A boy from Igualada named Xavier Claramunt shared those same visions. What makes this fast-talking and furiously hard-working architect different is that he is turning those boyhood dreams into an adult reality with the construction of the world’s first space hotel, Galactic Suite.
Building is now underway on the hotel, which will offer Earthlings with enough cash the chance to indulge in childhood space fantasies. The designer of the inter-galactic inn, a man with a limitless imagination and fervor for design, is not alone. Other Catalan architects are shaking things up in the sector as well by taking their out-of-this-world ideas across the pond and into foreign frontiers. Continue reading