The education centre is located in the Fabra i Coats, a former spinning mill established at the start of the Twentieth Century and decommissioned fully in 2005. The Barcelona City Council acquired the installations in order to convert them into a cultural centre and to house other departments. Works were carried out in accordance with the most characteristic architectural features, with the aim of conserving the historical essence of the Fabra i Coats while allowing it to continue to be a functional building for the education sector.
The main challenge of this project for GARCIA FAURA was identifying technical solutions that fulfil project requirements without raising costs. In this sense, for example, the solution implemented to maintain the curved appearance of a section of the building’s facade stands out: bending the profiles or manufacturing curved glass panels entailed a high cost, so the placement of a curved sheet metal panel was chosen, which has allowed the exterior appearance of curved shapes to be maintained without the need for the cladding to adopt this shape.