The new multipurpose cultural space of El Papiol strengthens the link between the consolidated urban fabric and the western slope of the Collserola Park. The proposal recognizes BANDA I BANDA the transitional condition of the context and defines a building of a seemingly isotropic nature. The language common to many of the nearby buildings is taken as a reference, from houses to ships and sheds, characterized by the masonry and the sloping roof of ceramic tile, as well as the landscape diversity of natural areas: fields agricultural, shrubby, wooded areas and clayey surfaces.
The new equipment takes care of the A BANDA I BANDA environment. It is organized from a lobby - an exhibition hall that, as a passage - a gallery, connects the two newly created public spaces. To the south, an "urban era" flanked by wooded areas and bushy vegetation that connects the library and the multipurpose room. To the north, a car park arranged from a cherry tree plantation evoking an autochthonous (heritage) landscape. The new multipurpose cultural space is offered in the village through a porticoed access and a bar on the corner, and in Collserola with free access to the main lobby and a viewpoint on the first floor (public staircase lobby), evidencing the reversible nature of the building.
Municipality of barcelona
Nuria Casais i Ferran Grau (GrauCasais) / Eduard Callís i Guillem Moliner (unparelld'arquitectes)
Jaime Gutiérrez, Clàudia Calvet, Daniel Oncins
Structure: Windmill Structural Consultants
Budget: Esteve Sitjà
Engineering: S3e Enginyeria
Sustainability: Societat Orgànica
Acoustics: Martí Duch
Landscaping: Mirla Studio
Building: 1.435,15 m2
Public space: 5.099,34 m2
Beta collective (virtual images)
El Papiol, Barcelona
Lecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de La Salle (ETSALS) in Barcelona.
Lecture by Ferran Grau: Sports Architecture. Projectes VI Tarda. Etsab
Cosmetics Techniques, Quaderns 272, ready for printing
Ferran Grau collaborates in the catalogue of the exhibition “Perdurar” - COAC, with the article “no todo estaba por hacer en Burkina”.
Presentation of the AT architectural journal (n. 22) by its directors Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau. “Nature and city” seeks to underline the relevance of the debate around the urban development in the natural environment and viceversa.
ATRIA Healthcare Home awarded with the Architecture Baumit Prize 2019.
The article “Puertas, ventanas, muros y otros elementos: reflexiones sobre categorías posmodernas contemporáneas” written by Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau pubished in LIMAQ journal (n.5), edited by Universidad de Lima.
Ferran Grau participates in the debate “UNFINISHED: Ideas, images and projects of the Spanish Pavilion at the XV Biennale di Architettura di Venecia” (Cooperativa d’arquitectes Jordi Capell, Barcelona).
“Habitat store”, project selected for the Catalan Architecture Archives that is fostered by COAC. www.arquitecturacatalana.cat
2nd Prize. Competition for the Refurbishment of the Sport Facility in La Clota, Barcelona.
The exhibition XI Bienal Alejandro de la Sota opening, with the Residencia ATRIA (awarded project), L’Hospitalet de l’Infant (Tarragona).
Residencia ATRIA awarded at XI Biennal Alejandro de la Sota.
The exhibition of the XIV Spanish Biennial of Archiecture and Urbanism “Más habitar, más humanizar” includes the Residencia ATRIA, and it opens at Convento de Santa María de los Reyes, Sevilla.
The exhibition “Arquitectures en el paisatge. 2000-2017” in the COAC (Vic) includes the project “Habitat Store”. Open till April 8th.
“ATRIA Home” published in IoARCH magazine (number 80).
Opening of the exhibition XIV Bienal Espanyola d’Arquitectura i Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar” at La Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios a Madrid. The exhibition includes the project “ATRIA Home” that was finalist at the XIV BEAU.
Nuria Casais will participate as jury member in the Trabajos Final de Màster presentation, Màster “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad.»
Opening of the exhibition “Import WB Export Bcn Re-activate the city”. Ferran Grau contributes in the catalogue with the essay “Una arquitectura activa”(An active architecture). The exhibition is part of Cities Connection Projects and is edited by DPR Barcelona.
Ferran Grau and Nuria Casais will be at EURAU 18 symposium, in Alicante, presenting “TILIBFOP. A research on the European architectural identity” and “NAC: A new regional estructure” respectively.
Nuria Casais appointed as Teaching Assistant at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark.
ATRIA Home project is shortlisted in the XIV Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo “Más habitar, más humanizar”. The opening of the XIV BEAU exhibition will take place in Santander (Spain).
“Home where is home?”, Nuria Casais and Ferran Grau will lecture at Instituto Cervantes in Sidney.
Ferran Grau, Nuria Casais y Rafa Mateo, selected to direct the number 273 of Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, published by COAC and Polígrafa editorial.
Nuria Casais is appointed to teach at ESDesign – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona in the Master “Diseño de espacios urbanos, arquitectura y movilidad”.
Ferran Grau will lecture in “Puig I Cadafalch, arquitecte de Catalunya” presenting “Josep Puig I Cadafalch, una actitud arquitectònica vigent”.
GRAUCASAIS awarded with the second prize in the open competition for the LLAR RESIDÈNCIA Casa Bloc, Barcelona.
The Habitat store project, shortlisted in the «Unfinished,” Pabellón Español for the Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Catalogue edited by the Fundación Arquia and Ministerio de Fomento, 2016.