Generator Hostel, Barcelona
The newer edition of Generator Hostels Chain recently opened the doors of a new hostel in Barcelona. With extensive experience in the sector, this European chain began career with a small guest house in London, and is already located in eight European capitals. This time, the chosen location is a central building in the Eixample area of the catalan capital.
The building counts with an avant-garde design; is modern, stylish, safe and friendly and centrally situated and our objective was illuminating to emphasize these attributes.
The Hotel-Hostel, lighting features were from Big White 2013 catalog in combination with linear lighting of Architectural LED Lighting for most interior spaces: offices, toilets, rooms, common areas such as the dining room, the hall and elevator zones.
More specifically, for the offices we chose to install built-in panels to give a uniform white light. For toilets, rooms and public areas, we choose different types of built-in downlights (Slim QRB, FGL Out and Led Horn); with the characteristic that the bathrooms ones are IP65, to resist moisture and water. To remark the pathway of the stairs that lead to different areas of the hostel LinearFlex was installed. LinearFlex is a super flexible LED strip that allows the application on curved surfaces and is fully integrated into the structure.
For the mirrors, LedFloodStrip, a tubular PMMA luminaire that provides indirect light was chosen because of its small size. Some other areas, such as columns and walls, needed enhance specific aspects of the decoration and therefore Spot 79 have been placed, because it's a wall fixture which gives very concentrated point of light. Finally, the main facade and the access to the elevators were illuminated with Line Grazer RGB, one of our façade lighting and wall washing star products. This is a linear lighting wall washer with robust aluminum housing and a UV resistant glass cover. The product suits perfectly for highlighting outdoor and indoor applications offering powerful and efficient wall washing effects and providing a high environmental protection grade (IP66) as well as impact resistance (IK10).
The lighting project of the whole building was well thought-out by Grupo MCI.