This project had three starting points: an understanding of the historic value of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), an old working class cooperative in the Sants district; detailed knowing about the building’s (physical) state in order to maintain as much material as possible; and sensitivity to the collaborative process involved in the building’s recovery, launched in 2009 by neighbourhood organizations.
To this end, four basic objectives were defined: first, to make the most of everything that could be used from the original building; second, to define an operation strategy and the essential actions, either conservationist or additive, which would facilitate the recovery and enhanced the potential use of all the spaces; third, to enter an intense -and tense, if necessary- dialogue with the context; and fourth, to draft a sustainable proposal for work on both the pre-existing material and the new aspects.
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This book was Commissioned by ‘El Croquis’ publishers.
El Croquis 203 – Harquitectes 2010 – 2020
This monograph is dedicated to the work of Harquitectes between 2010 and 2020. This office was founded by David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros and Roger Tudó in 2000.
20 projects and two essays are presented on this monograph.
Learning to Live in a Different Way. Two Days of Conversations by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda.
Wind of Change. A Trip to the Buildings of Harquitectes by Philip Ursprung.
Semi-hard cover – 360 pages
24 x 34 cm – 2,2 Kg