Co-Working Office / APPAREIL

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  • Architects: APPAREIL
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  205
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:José Hevia
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Dosdedos, Medio Design, Nodo
Co-Working Office / APPAREIL - Windows, Beam
© José Hevia

Text description provided by the architects. APPAREIL transforms a Barcelona warehouse into a co-working and maker space in the heart of the 22@ Innovation District.

Co-Working Office / APPAREIL - Windows
© José Hevia

APPAREIL has converted a Barcelona warehouse into co-working office and maker space, on the top floor of a building in Poblenou, the city’s former industrial quarter. Currently part of the 22@Barcelona – Innovation District’s renewal plan, approved in 2000, the area is evolving into a dynamic, vibrant urban district, brimming with knowledge-intensive activities, from both the professional and academic sectors. The project serves as the studio's new permanent base, but it is also rented out for both long-term use and one-off events to urban planners, city data analysers, digital makers, and as academic research studios for the IAAC and the AA Visiting School.

Co-Working Office / APPAREIL - Table, Chair
© José Hevia
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Co-Working Office / APPAREIL - Table, Chair, Windows
© José Hevia

The refurbishment of this typical warehouse space provides a simple open working space for a group of independent professionals from the architecture world and neighbouring disciplines. It has been designed to propel them in developing their work in a transparent manner, sharing ideas and stimulating potential collaborations. Besides floating tables, the volume remains deliberately hollow, and all functionalities are pushed to two intricate milled-timber multifunctional walls, which house all necessary equipment and can accommodate temporary local working solutions. All furniture can be integrated into the walls to create a polyvalent space to host cultural activities. Within the residual rectangular open space, the distribution evolves according to activities that change on a daily basis, depending on the people and projects that are present at any given time. A simple, functional kitchen and bathroom are located on the periphery, as well as a winter garden that faces the sea.

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Designed and constructed on site, the refurbishment is a live test for professional interactions in this multidisciplinary melting pot of a district. It embraces the concentrations of makers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs and various crafts, both those which are manually operated and those which it equips with numerically controlled production methods: a swarming creative hub within a hub.

Co-Working Office / APPAREIL - Table, Shelving, Chair
© José Hevia

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Cite: "Co-Working Office / APPAREIL" 06 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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