Architect: Jordi Badia
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Collaborators: Marcos Catalán, Jordi Framis, Mariona Guàrdia, Jaime Batlle
Structure: Eduard Doce, architect
Services: Consulting Lluís Duart
Contractor: Conplapar, SL
Project year: 2004
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Eugeni Pons
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.