July 12, 2016
Architecture Education

The Cement Factory from the first period of the industrialization of Barcelona, “The Factory”, keeps on living as a creative space inspired by Surrealism, Astraction and Brutalism. With its Cathedral, Garden and Silos, new and old generations work together surrounded by windows, doors, stairs, false perspectives, in a continuous unfinished work.

“We found enormous silos, a tall smoke snack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, machine rooms in good shape… This was fifteen year ago and it was our first encounter with the Cement Factory. Seduced by the contradictions and the ambiguity of the place, we decided quickly to retain the factory and, modifying its original brutality, sculpt it like a work of art.” – Ricardo Bofill

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Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
La Fabrica, Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona
1973 – ongoing