Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Team: Joana Sopena, Eulalia Gómez, Fabio Ferone, Iñaki Tarragó, José Mauriño, Mª Elena Alonso, Pol Alonso, Arantxa Zabalza
Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Armengol Enginyers (Systems)
Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Ferran Mateo
From the architect. The new Montjuïc Fire Station is located on the site resulting from the confluence of a main avenue (Josep Carner Avenue), a side street (Paseo de Montjuïc) and the mountainside.
The building is placed in parallel to the avenue recognizing its importance as the entry and exit to and from the city. With a clear horizontal position, highlighted by the 100m-long concrete volume of the first floor, the body of the tower of practice becomes the only vertical counterpoint, which allows maintaining the reference of the mountain of Montjuïc at all times.
The articulation of the functional program is carried out by distinguishing between the components related to the activity of the fire department, located at street level, and those related to the residential and leisure, located on the first floor.