OFFICES REFURBISHMENT IN BARCELONA’S EIXAMPLE
Situation: Rambla Catalunya, Barcelona
Floor Area: 200 m2
Budget: 275.000 €
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associate Architect: Lupe Alvarez, Mateu Subirà
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana, Ferran Jordi
Facilities Engineer: David Camacho
Furniture: Carlota Portabella
Lighting design: Anoche
Art restorer: Teresa Hernandez
Photos: Adrià Goula
This project deals with the interior renovation of an existing art gallery located in the first floor of a historic building sited in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample. The need to expand the existing offices of a consultant’s office located in the same building was the origin of the intervention.
From a deep respect to the original space, our intervention has focused on the adequate organisation of the different spaces for work, meetings and rest, at the same time that all the new climate system and other facilities were effectively integrated with especial care to the light comfort of the work places. The wood carpentry of the gallery was removed, and some hydraulic pavements were recovered with the intention of returning part of the place’s original essence. During the works a pleasant surprise happened: while stripping the painting paper that covered the walls, we discovered a beautiful garden mural that was restored with absolute mastery by Teresa Hernandez.