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CAN FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia

  • 01:00 - 9 November, 2009
CAN FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Can Framis, 22@ District, Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect

     Jordi Badia
  • Project Leader

     Jordi Framis
  • Executive Direction

     GPO-Meritxell Bosch
  • Structure

     BOMA, Josep Ramón Solé
  • Project Management

  • Installations

     PGI engineering
  • Measuring And Budget

     FCA Forteza Carbonell Associats
  • Contractor

     Construcciones San José
  • Client

     Fundació Vila Casas. Layetana
  • Construction

  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Collaborators

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The new Fundación Vila Casas museum is located in the 22@ District, an area where Barcelona City Hall has promoted a full redevelopment of a former factory/heavy industry zone by substituting premises with light service industries. It is now primarily a high-rise, heavily built-up area housing service/hi-tech industries.

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With “Can Framis” we aim to play on contrasts, with a surrounding garden providing a tranquil breathing space away from the hubbub of speed and time. The mainly-paved garden will have many trees and winding paths which will embellish the cloak of ivy which already covers the environs and in the future will enshroud the building and trees.

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The two buildings to be preserved have little architectural worth and are currently derelict. Their main interest lies in the contrast of their location, based on the former agricultural sketches prior to the implementation of the Cerdà plan at a level of 1.5m below the current road.

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The project consists in restoring the two current factory buildings and constructing a new one which will link them, coinciding with the site of another former warehouse which - as a whole - will form a courtyard, paved with stones recovered from the former factory, which will be the main entrance to the museum.

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Visitors will begin on the highest level and continuously move downwards through semi-lit areas, which will then light up to showpiece the exhibited pieces.

Wood appears copiously on window frames, staircases and between the buildings, as well as on the painting support screens, in reference to the material of the canvas frames.

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Outside, the lime mortar which blends with the existing stonework merges with the exposed concrete of the new buildings. The façade then becomes a collage of textures, niches and coverings which reflect the different ups-and-downs of the building throughout time.

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André Amaral · July 06, 2010

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Nuno Gonçalves · May 21, 2010

Beautifull... my top 10

Kiko · April 07, 2010

Siza windows Jean Nouvel`s steel curtains... Good references. Very good job.

Tosh · November 12, 2009

Looks horrible. Rat's life in a tube.

z99 · November 12, 2009

sexy architecture and landscape

Tee · November 11, 2009

I Like it.
Interesting change of utility

JP · November 11, 2009


David Basulto · November 10, 2009

Jordi Badia is doing an amazing work lately...

josep · November 10, 2009 10:44 PM

I wouldn't say lately
he has been doing great work for over a decade now
I'm glad to see this project here
Great work as usual!

l u c i a · November 10, 2009

i was there a few weeks ago.... is amazing!!! when you walk and you discover this beatiful building you feel much respect; the same respect as the architect felt about that old wool factory. i am totally in love.

Eduardo Braga · November 10, 2009

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Susan Cohan · November 10, 2009

Is it me or does this remind you of Breuer&#39s Whitney Museum ????

archilocus · November 10, 2009

Very museum-like but what set it apart is the connection by shape, material and interpretation of the old factory buildings to make the new building. Very neat and subtle. The part I like the least is probably the entrance where that connection seems less successful... like it anyway.

juliana alves · November 10, 2009

CAM FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia:

oscar falcón lara · November 10, 2009

The exterior finish details are fascinating, and the floor plan is very unique in a normal sort of way, if that makes any sense; spaciousness and light are key here, along with a bit of the austere... the site location is well worth a mention ...incredible.

theChavacano · November 10, 2009

he reinterpret the old building, and incorporate it into the whole design in a very clean way.

Bocetos Digitales · November 10, 2009

CAM FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia: © Fernando Guerra Project: CAN FRAMIS Museum at  22@
Location: Can Framis, 22@..

Architecture+Molding · November 10, 2009

CAM FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia: © Fernando Guerra Project: CAN FRAMIS Museum at  22@
Location: Can Framis, 22@..

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