GROUND LEVEL REHABILITATION FOR OFFICE USE
This office use, a travel agency, is located on the ground floor of a building designed in 1934 by the architect Ricard Churruca Dortres and constructed in 1940. The property had undergone an earlier renovation that concealed its rationalism architectural style form, replacing it with a fake neoclassical appearance. The resulting circulation flow between the three levels in which the space had been divided (main room, mezzanine floor and semi-basement) was awkward and unbalanced.
As such, the main aspect of the project called for the implementation of new elements that provide vertical access (staircases and landings) which, in addition to solving the accessibility issues, assisted in defining the reconfigured working spaces.
Location: L'Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
Client: Private owner
Built Area: 172 m²
Lead Architect: Monica Farran Astica
Marina Fernandez, architect
Marti Cabestany, structure
OTEK, facilities engineering
Xavier Pascual, interior design