Pau Millet and Xavier Ramoneda of estudio Mirang were tasked to transform the former Germans Climent factory into a funerary home for Barcelona’s Sants neighborhood. The listed building was raised by the architect Modest Feu i Estrada in 1925. The rectangular building – 64 meters long and 15.5 wide – is an example of industrial architecture executed in brick, with a roof of metal trusses and timber joists.
The original architecture is respected and restored in the process of turning it into the container of a longitudinal new construction. The four rooms where wakes are held are bordered by curving walls, while the offices and the dome of the ceremonial hall are two volumes of purer geometrical shapes. The collapsible construction accommodating the new elements is executed entirely in wood, as much the structure as the main finishes, where light tones predominate.