A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Barcelona

Spain

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
June 30, 2003
December 14, 2017

With isolated amenities, this hotel seems designed for people who are afraid of setting foot in a real city.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

The rooms of this waterfront high-rise hotel start on the 2nd floor. All of its restaurants and other amenities are far removed from anything that resembles a city. The base of the building serves the automobile with scant attention to human activity. Isolated, it blocks what could be a natural progression of individual buildings that reinforce and complement those around them. In all, this hotel seems designed for people who are afraid of setting foot in a real city. In fact, the whole district, developed for the 1992 Olympics, is a disappointment.

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