Project Hostel Renovation
Content From Leather Warehouse to Hostel
Type Private commission – realisation
Location Barcelona – Spain
Authors Ana Cankar
JAM hostel is located inside new trendy district of Barcelona called Gracia. The area offers mixture of activities from small shops, hipster bars to car repair shops and warehouses. Before hostel renovation the space function was the leather warehouse. Due to its original purpose the hostel interior design tends to industrial look with sense of minimal. Moreover, the aim was to create social hostel by using fair trade and recycling products with renewable energy solutions. Some of the construction material was collected from recycling green points around the city.
The main elements of the space are iron and concrete wall that create a nice atmosphere and moreover, separate common areas from the private rooms. The fence of new concrete staircase is done from iron reinforcement sticks. Reception table is hand made from wood pallets and all other tables are done from wood that originally served for shaping concrete plates. Additionally, most of the furniture and lights are second hand. In 480 square meters 47 beds are placed. The rooms are spacious and they include only necessary elements. All of them are orientated to the chill out terrace that gives the additional value to the space.