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Architects Australia

Barcelona

CLIENT: RENFE
BUDGET: approx. $100,000,000 AUD
YEAR COMPLETED: 1991
DESIGN / DOCUMENTATION: 7-8 mths – Design Submission
CONSTRUCTION: N/A
PROJECT TYPE: Mixed Use, Hotel, Commercial

Architects Australia after its success in providing a development solution for other properties owned by the Spanish Rail Authority (RENFE), was invited to provide a design solution for the redevelopment of the old central rail station property in Barcelona. The design solution needed to sensitively incorporate existing heritage buildings on the site into a scheme which provided extensive office accommodation for RENFE, as well as a 400 room international standard hotel. A large model of the proposed development was shipped from Architects Australia to RENFE and stood for many years in their foyer in Madrid.