Castell d’Emproda was built in 1301 on a hill near the small Spanish town of La Bisbal in Girona and has for centuries been in family ownership. 1999 they built the castle into a hotel. The hotel restaurant has a large terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. To the diners there to protect against wind and rain, the Dutch office Concrete Architectural Associates was commissioned to plan a canopy for the terrace. This had to blend in with the historical inventory. The architects developed twelve abstract sun umbrellas with different diameters, which are placed casually on the outer surface. Corten steel as the material they chose, which is consistent with the old building and the environment in harmony. The white-painted steel columns and the white ceiling finish by the brightness to create a pleasant outdoor atmosphere. When the wind blows stronger, transparent sliding curtains can be mounted quickly to the space under the umbrella to close all or only partially. The guests sit at round tables and square marble or can make themselves comfortable in white leather sofas. Under one of the screens a bar is installed. via