Escola Massana, Art and Design Center / Estudio Carme Pinós

Escola Massana, Art and Design Center / Estudio Carme Pinós

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University  · 
Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    118510.65 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Airlan, Celenit, Climaveneta, DANOSA, ES-System, Ergomobel, Europerfil, FAMO, Figueras, Fusteria 30, Imadeco, Knauf, Lamp Lighting, Leds-C4, Linoneum Forbo, Luxes, Mobles 114, Objects by Carme Pinós, Placo, Pti Lighting, Resinas Ardex, Roca, Sanindusa, Sellex
  • Lead Architects

    Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Architects Director Project

    Samuel Arriola
  • Collaborating Architects

    Elsa Martí, Roberto Carlos García, Holger Hennefarth, Blanca Perote, Ana Isabel Rodríguez, Inés Senghour, Francisco Olivas
  • Photographs

  • Structures

    BOMA - MASALA consultors
  • Facilities

    INDUS Ingeniería y Arquitectura
  • Direction of Execution

  • Builder

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© Duccio Malagamba
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 The Massana School forms part of the long transformation process of the Gardunya Square, situated in the heart of Barcelona’s historical district.

© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Duccio Malagamba

This project responds to the will of creating a luminous interior made up of open spaces in its 11,000 square meters of usable surface area, while at the same time achieving an exterior that remains harmonious with the urban web in which it stands.

© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

The building is split, both in terms of volumetrics as well as in the solution of the facade, in response to the surrounding constructions. With the objective of giving it a more unique and sculptural character and simultaneously diminishing bulkiness, the part of the building that faces the square is decomposed into two rotating volumes that generate different terraces.

© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

The ceramic piece reminiscent of a brise soleil that covers the exterior emphasizes its volumetric will while at once protecting the student’s privacy.

© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

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Project location

Address: Plaza Gardunya Nº 9, Barcelona, Spain

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Escola Massana, Art and Design Center / Estudio Carme Pinós" [Escola Massana, Centro de Arte y Diseño / Estudio Carme Pinós] 04 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Duccio Malagamba

西班牙马萨纳学校艺术与设计中心 / Estudio Carme Pinós

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