La Rotonda (torre Andreu)

TIMELINE

1900

Salvador Andreu Grau applies for a permit from the city council to build a house on the corner of today’s Passeig de Sant Gervasi and Avinguda del Tibidabo. Architect Adolf Ruiz Casamitjana prepares the blueprints of the building. 

1906

Architect Adolf Ruiz Casamitjana designs the Hotel La Rotonda but construction begins years later.

1918

Salvador Andreu applies for a new permit to build a two-storey building on the corner of Passeig de Sant Gervasi and Lleó XIII. Architect Enric Sagnier Villavecchia prepares the blueprints. The building will become the Hotel Metropolitan.

1922

Salvador Andreu applies for a new permit to build a two-storey building on the corner of Passeig de Sant Gervasi and Lleó XIII. Architect Enric Sagnier Villavecchia prepares the blueprints. The building will become the Hotel Metropolitan.

1951

On behalf of the owner, Pedro Botella commissions interior designer Jordi Galí to renovate the interior of the building, and architect Josep M. Sagnier Vidal to build several extensions.

1970

The hotel begins its decline in the late 60s and becomes the Rabassa clinic.

1975

The owners apply for a permit to demolish La Rotonda and build a more profitable development.

1976

The building is declared a local Historic-Artistic Monument.

1980

In the 80s it becomes a clinic for terminally ill patients.

1999

The Núñez i Navarro group buys the building and begins a rehabilitation project.

2016

End of rehabilitations works and adaptation as a building of offices and stores