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Architecture of Hotel Hanabanilla

The Hanabanilla Hotel is a faithful exponent of the mediocre and massive architecture that arose in the decade of the 70´s, characterized by the use of prefabricated elements of scarce design quality, rigid project norms, and, also, strange; these kind of structures are known as: “Russian Buildings”.

This architecture is consequence of a group of factors that hindered and ballasted the good execution and the project quality begun in the decade of the 60´s.

  • Constructive marathons to inaugurate the works in preset dates, without consulting the execution chronograms.
  • The tasks organizational and productive engineers, manufacturers and distant architects of the practical project.
  • These buildings were conceived far from the aesthetic principles of architecture, privileging the technical and economic aspects.
  • The project autonomy of the architects was given in by strict norms settled down by the Ministry of Construction.
    • The constructive components were standarized, the symbols of the social and scientific progress as well.
    • Rigid planning and composition typology were defined for each of the developed topics, associated to the employment of constructive prefabricated elements. Each topic possessed its functional and technological own configuration: the industries, the schools, the housings, the hospitals, the hotels, etc.
  • There was a poor presence of plastic arts from the beginning of the project, motivated by the lack of a juridical-financial mechanism that sustained it, and for the theoretical faulty aesthetic education of most of the architects.

During the last years of the reconstruction processes of these structures the work has been developed in the architecture of interiors, with a strong presence of national plastic arts which provide an anthological character.

In the last years in the reconstruction processes or maintenances of these building the work has been developed in the architecture of interiors, with a strong presence of the national plastic arts that give him anthological character, it stops somehow to try to amend the fact.

It is attacked the capital repair of the restaurant at the present time and of 32 of sus125 rooms, general painting, waterproofing of covered and remodeling of the lobby/bar, with the substitution of the wooden carpentry for aluminum and glass.

ithout interrupting their works, also you allow for a second stage in the year in course, the recovery of other 16 rooms, of the nautical means for the optional recreation, the assembly of solar heaters of water and the total rejuvenation of the kitchen of the hotel.

Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Hanabanilla. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.

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Best wishes for 2017

Nigel Alexander Hunt