ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Adaptive Reuse
  4. Spain
  5. BAAS
  6. 2004
  7. Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS

Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2009
Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS
Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS

Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Architect

    Jordi Badia
  • Collaborators

    Marcos Catalán, Jordi Framis, Mariona Guàrdia, Jaime Batlle
  • Structure

    Eduard Doce, architect
  • Services

    Consulting Lluís Duart
  • Contractor

    Conplapar, SL
  • Project Year

    2004

From the architect. The space is on the ground floor of an apartment block where one of the last coal bunkers in Barcelona was located.

The inside height, approximately 2.5 metres under street level, allowed the construction of a metal and wood mezzanine at access level, taking advantage of the natural slope of the street.

The mezzanine does not cover the space entirely but leaves an open midsection which gives natural light to the lower level and creates a double-level space.

The workspace distribution is the same on both levels: a row of offices along the wall which are illuminated by the existing skylights in the mezzanine.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS" 11 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/28419/workspace-in-a-former-coal-bunker-baas/>
Read comments

2 Comments

Lucas Gray · July 12, 2009

Its a nice idea although I would be pretty depressed to work in a space with no views to the outside. I would at least like to see more than 3 skylights.

darla · July 12, 2009

Very simple... almost border on boring. But some of the choices about color and material makes it a total winner.

···

Comments are closed

Read comments

Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS