The Collage Building – Cultural centre Teresa Pàmies – is an architecture of proximity, connected with the urban landscape and the social necessities of Barcelona.

Studio Name: Rahola Vidal arquitectes: Víctor Rahola, Jorge Vidal
Design Team: Ana Piñeiro, Sergi Díez-Cascón, Carmen Castaño, Mario Barredo, Núria Vila, Nerea Amorós
Area: 6.980,00 m2
Year:  2011
Location: Calle Comte de Urgell, Barcelona, Spain


BOMA: Structure
PGI grup: Facilities and Sustainability
Mario Barredo: Technical Support
GAM: Project Manager

Photography Credits: José Hevia Fotografía

Other Credits:

Señaléctica: Peret
Mobiliario: Josep Maria Tremoleda
Security Coordination: Instituto Gaudí,Mônica Pascual

Collage Building By Jorge Vidal - SHeet3
©José Hevia Fotografía

The project works as a  vertical  city organized by horizontal layers, each one related with the others through perforations and voids. The building groups different facilities: a nursery, a young centre, a library, a community centre  and an auditorium.

Collage Building By Jorge Vidal - SHeet4
©José Hevia Fotografía

This five programs need a close relation with the outside but they have to share the same ground floor. This becomes a social place, permeable and active which connects the surrounding city with the building and the public garden in the block interior.

Collage Building By Jorge Vidal - SHeet7
©José Hevia Fotografía

The result is a collage of different parts, a sequential promenade of urban episodes.


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