Transformation of an Industrial Constructing into an Workplace Constructing / Ida (Xavier Isart Torruella y María Domínguez)
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The constructing topic to the intervention is situated within the neighborhood of Poblenou in Barcelona, an setting that’s present process a radical transformation course of.
The undertaking entails the transformation of an industrial constructing into an workplace constructing; the renovation entails redesigning your complete inside and a part of the envelope.
The present constructing was inbuilt 1966 and has an distinctive typology, with 4 flooring of 5 meters in top that incorporate half-levels.
Typical ground plan. The target of the intervention is to boost the general notion of the double-height areas via the reorganization of the customers’ routes and circulations, with out dropping the essence of the present constructing.
To attain this, the entry stairs to the mezzanines, at present situated within the central house, are moved to the again of the ground, maximizing the double-height workspace.
Kitchens, restrooms, and storage rooms are concentrated beneath the mezzanines, forming a compact core along with the vertical communications of the constructing. The geometry of this core accompanies the person through the entry path to the steps.
The assembly rooms are positioned within the mezzanines, which with this new structure, purchase a symbolic character and develop into seen from any level within the workspace, fostering relationships between completely different programmatic models.
The intervention is principally materialized in metal and concrete to protect the unique industrial character of the constructing. Every ground is coloured with a unique shade of inexperienced, in a gradation from darkish to gentle, from the road to the roof.
Envelope. The primary intervention within the envelope is the transformation of the outdated gable roof right into a flat, walkable roof that turns into one of many distinctive areas of the constructing. A big umbrella-shaped pergola is deployed across the core and articulates the outside house.
The ground plan improvement and the association of inexperienced parts search to boost motion and the connection with the town’s landmarks whereas producing a wholesome and nice house.
The rear facade can be renovated, opening it utterly to facilitate the entry of pure gentle into the inside areas. Relating to the principle facade, solely the bottom ground is intervened. On this stage, the elevation is reconfigured to include the identical compositional sample as the remainder of the facade and open it to the neighborhood, creating synergies with its fast environment.