Office in a renovated industrial building in Terrassa

The factory. Conversion and conditioning of an industrial block

An industrial building in the premises of an old early twentieth-century textile factory has been refurbished and equipped as an office. Initially, the whole building had false ceilings, plaster-covered walls, etc. We suspected that they concealed the magnificent architecture that characterised the majority of the great textile mills of the beginning of the twentieth century.

Besides stabilising the construction, the intervention was minimal, devoting the greater part of the effort to removing coverings and other subsequent additions.

Finally, wooden frames, the hydraulic cement tiled paving and the solid handmade brick wall, all elements of great expressive power, were left on display to produce a very high quality space.

  • year 2011
  • location Vapor Duran. Terrassa (Barcelona)
  • photographer José Hevia