Ricardo Bofill's "La Fabrica" Renovation Project
La Fábrica by Ricardo Bofill
Total Floor Area: 3,100 m2 and gardens
House Area: 500 m2
1975 - Present
Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona
Text by Ricardo Bofill
We found enormous silos, a tall smoke snack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, machine rooms in good shape… This was in 1973 and it was our first encounter with the Cement Factory.
This cement factory, dating from the first period of the industrialization of Catalonia, was not built at once or as a whole but was a series of additions as the various chains of production became necessary. The formal result was given, then, by a series of stratified elements, a process which is reminiscent of vernacular architecture, but applied to industry.
"In Residence: Ricardo Bofill" by Movie Director Albert Moya