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Gothic Shelter 1 - ESCUDELLERS is located close to the Ramblas and just a short walk from the sea. It is a living part of Barcelona Gothic Quarter’s remarkable history. There has been a property on the site since the 15th century and the present building was constructed in 1769. Behind the gloriously illustrated original façade are three buildings totaling approximately 1,500m2. Under the guidance of Norvet Elite Projects Team and renowned restoration specialist Xaviert Guitart, the property is being transformed into 16 apartments designed for modern living. They combine the best of Barcelona’s traditional artistry with tomorrow’s smart-home technology. The result is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Smart-home technology puts the power of comfort and security literally into the palm of your hand. Use your smartphone to set your living environment exactly how you want it. Change the light levels or temperature before you arrive. Enjoy piece of mind while you’re away by consulting your home security systems from anywhere in the world. Your control over the technology of your home extends to controlling the costs. An energy-efficient apartment means not only savings for you but also a more sustainable, environmentally friendly lifestyle. Norvet’s Elite Projects Department doesn’t just build spacious, stylish homes – it builds smarter ways of living. is your key to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and your gateway to its nightlife, street life and cultural life. This is the historic heart of the city. Barcino, the 3rd century BC Roman settlement that gave Barcelona its name, was founded here. Today, this labyrinth of narrow backstreets is lined with laid-back bars, exclusive clubs and lively squares. The original Roman walls and medieval masterpieces are still here, but many of its landmarks date from later centuries. One of them is Plaça George Orwell – the site of ESCUDELLERS. The plaza is now named after the 20th-century British author – famous for writing Homage to Catalonia, 1984 and Animal Farm – but it has existed since the Middle Ages. At its center of its bustling cafes and terraces is a swirling sculpture by Catalan surrealist Leandre Cristòfol. As you take a walk around the Gothic Quarter today, you can easily imagine what life was like in the past: the sounds of horses’ hooves echoing in these small narrow alleys and traders shouting their daily specials. It is an area rich in history and soaked in atmosphere. To help keep that spirit of Barcelona alive, Norvet is investing enormous resources to preserve and restore the old city – and add the best of what the 21st century has to offer. We are enhancing this beautiful piece of architecture with cutting-edge construction techniques and new technologies. Expert artisans and restoration specialists will apply traditional skills and time-proven know-how to protect and preserve the property’s heritage. Contemporary materials and technology will complement their work and ensure that ESCUDELLERS achieves the maximum energy efficiency rating and climate optimization.