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Toronto firm crafts terrific design for temporary digs

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Team leader Matt Davis says the design was influenced by its location in Barcelona’s culturally various Gràcia district. Each year in August, the neighbourhood hosts the celebrated Festa Major de Gràcia, the city’s biggest open-air party. Along with many other activities, the eight-day event pits street against street in a contest to determine which thoroughfare is sporting the most exuberant decoration.

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Another inspiration was the city’s marine past. In the reception area a large, dramatic swirl of long timbers is meant to resemble the skeletons of boat hulls and recall Barcelona’s ship-building traditions.

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