On 27 September the opening ceremony of “Espai Bosch Aymerich” was held
at the Cap Sa Sal residential complex. The event, which coincided with the
annual meeting of the architects of the Girona COAC demarcation, was attended
by the president of the community, Mr. Xavier-García Milà, who made a
presentation of the history of Cap Sa Sal, by the Patron of the Bosch Aymerich
Foundation, Mr. José Antonio Pérez Melón, who made a mention of the figure of
its creator, and by the president of the Girona COAC demarcation, Mr. Marc
Riera and the Mayoress of Begur, Ms. Maite Selva.
The Espai Bosch Aymerich was created out of the interest of the members
of the Community of Proprietors, who wanted to create a space that would keep
the CREATOR and his WORK together for life.
The Community has original plans presented to the Council and that were
respected in its construction, as well as a large photographic dossier of the
different phases of construction of the building, some of which have been
included in the Espai Bosch Aymerich. The Bosch Aymerich Foundation has
provided the reproduction of the model of Cap Sa Sal to be displayed in
conjunction with the maps and photographs from the community archive
Cap Sa Sal is located on the Begur coastline, where on 4 July 1963,
after 8 years of great works, given the topographic and massive nature of this
architecture, a luxury hotel was opened.
Cap Sa Sal was conceived as a luxury hotel, where great figures of the
time, such as the former Empress Soraya (the wife of the Shah of Persia), and
internationally renowned artists such as actor Rock Hudson and the musician Xavier
Cugat were accommodated, and which hosted performances by Júlio Iglesias and
Raphael. Its image and reputation made it a setting for films of the time such
as “El turismo es un gran invento”, “La dinamita está servida” or “Some girls
do”, among others. After 1979, the hotel had to change its activity, given its
economic status, and it was then that a new business plan was proposed and the
building was turned into a private residential complex, now run by its own
community of proprietors.
50 years later, the appearance of its impressive façade on the cliff mound where it is located, at the beginning of the Ses Negres Marine Reserve, remains the same, although its activity has been transformed.
Cap Sa Sal residential complex, Begur, Girona (1968)