The rehabilitation of La Carboneria in Barcelona has been shortlisted for the AHI European Awards of Architectural Heritage Intervention in the Built Heritage category. The international jury, comprised of architects Dikkie Scipio, Susana Valbuena, and Kimmo Lintula, selected 16 out of the 174 entries presented in this category from around Europe. Our entry, which competes alongside the Rehabilitation of the Neue Nationalgalerie of Berlin by David Chipperfield, the Galenicum offices by HARQUITECTES, and the OMBU building in Madrid by Foster + Partners and Ortiz Léon, can be found HERE.
On May 16th 2023, Ángel Borrego Cubero will give a conference at ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture in which he will talk about the challenges we have faced and the solutions we have adopted for the rehabilitation of La Carbonería, the oldest standing building in the Eixample iconic neighborhood of Barcelona. Built in the 19th century by Narcis Tarragó, at a time of confrontation between Ildefons Cerdá and the Barcelona City Council over what the future Eixample should be like, the building bears the imprint of those tense moments in its strange configuration: it has got 4 facades. The most spectacular of them remained hidden and inaccessible until 150 years later when the history of the building was studied and it was decided to protect it due to its relevance in understanding modern Barcelona. On how we have addressed the diversity of significance layers that the building holds, how we have recovered that façade for the city and other stories about the building and its rehabilitation process, are themes Ángel Borrego will tackle in the Aula de Graus, next Tuesday, starting at 1:00 p.m.
We thank the ETSAB Cultural Activities Area team for the opportunity to present our works; in particular, to Enric Granell Trias, Deputy Director of Culture of the ETSAB; and Carolina B. García Estévez, Deputy Director of Publications.