CAN FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia

© Fernando Guerra
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Project: CAN FRAMIS Museum at  22@
Location: Can Framis, 22@ District, Poble Nou, , Spain
Architect: Jordi Badia
Project leader: Jordi Framis
Team: Daniel Guerra, Marta Vitório, Mercè Mundet, Miguel Borrell, Moisés Garcia
Collaborators
Structure: BOMA, Josep Ramón Solé
Installations: PGI engineering
Measuring and budget: FCA Forteza Carbonell Associats
Executive direction: GPO-Meritxell Bosch
Landscape: Martí Franch
Project Management: LAYETANA
Contractor: Construcciones San José
Client: Fundació Vila Casas. Layetana
Project: 2007
Construction: 2008
Area: 5.468 m2
Photography: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

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.

Facade detail
Facade detail
Cite: "CAN FRAMIS Museum / Jordi Badia" 09 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=40219>
  • theChavacano

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

  • http://oscarfalcon.tumblr.com oscar falcón lara

    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.

  • http://www.archilocus.com archilocus

    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.

  • l u c i a

    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.

  • http://www.archdaily.com David Basulto

    Jordi Badia is doing an amazing work lately…

    • josep

      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!

  • JP

    Foda!

  • Tee

    I Like it.
    Interesting change of utility

  • z99

    sexy architecture and landscape

  • Tosh

    Looks horrible. Rat’s life in a tube.

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  • Kiko

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

  • Nuno Gonçalves

    Beautifull… my top 10