Mestre Nicolau Offices MN19, Barcelona
b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos 

Mestre Nicolau Offices MN19, Barcelona

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos 

The radical transformation of this 1950’s office building is primarily aimed at improving its usage and thoroughly updating its features. The original anodyne building – set between party walls, with serious structural issues – is renovated by means of an optimization of its workspaces, a reconfiguration of the inner courtyard, a rationalization of the vertical communication core and, above all, a new facade that generates an identifiable corporate building with a maximum sense of representation and improved sunshading properties.

The color on the street facade gradually spreads upwards, across horizontal parasols of transparent colored glass to form a plane that floats without a precise boundary in front of the wall, in the manner of a huge city-scale blind that borrows its colors from the omnipresent balcony awnings in the vicinity.

The colored slats gently nuance the indoor workspaces and make the course of the working day perceptible. Outside, color breaks up the monotony of the street, reflecting back the intensified solar radiation and making the passage of time notable on the ground in the public space...[+]

Cliente Client

Layetana Inmobiliaria (Lucky Town, S.L.)

Arquitectos Architects

b720 Fermín Vázquez

Equipo Team

Katrin Baumgarten, Carme Casanovas, Javier López, Eduard Miralles, Magdalena Ostornol  

Estructura Structure

Robert Brufau y Associats 

Instalaciones MEP engineering

Celec, S.A.

Superficie Floor area

4.352 m²

Presupuesto Budget

3.350.000 €

Fotos Photos

Rafael Vargas