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Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 99
08004 Barcelona
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El Molino Change this

Barcelona, Spain
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El Molino is a “café – concert” with over one hundred years of existence and it has become a cultural and emotional institution in Barcelona. Catalogued as a historic and artistic landmark in the heritage of the city, and icon of the good old days of the Parallel, is nowadays a mythical space that brings to mind a particular way of understanding urban life and evokes an idea of show business based on small format performances and a unique closeness with the public. Placed in the square in front of the building and the width of Parallel, avenue, makes the distance between buildings up to 70 meters. This has permitted to establish the representative conditions of the façade as a reference point throughout the metropolitan scale that exceeds the local neighborhood of Poble Sec. In this sense, the superposition of the iconic mill with its moving and lit blades has turned the building into a sort of a lighthouse for the avenue. An element (the mill) that despite having been out of urban regulations and that at some point was about to be demolished, represents one of the luckiest historic moments of an avenue that now, unfortunately, is not at its best shape.

The recovery of the mill’s façade and the implementation of the movement of its illuminated arms, have been one of the main objectives of the remodeling project. The new volume that overlaps the previous one, tries not to bring under the indisputable significance of the historic façade. Thus, the new volume built above, does not occupy the whole space, but sets back the plan 6 meters from the façade, in order to not interfere too much with the role of the movement of the blades.

The new volume emerges over the old building covering the surrounding party walls, functioning as a neutral backdrop framing the historic façade and giving continuity to the urban general heights of the buildings in Parallel. The draft of the façade is the result of the addition of three stages spanning over 100 years of history: Raspall - Alemany - BOPBAA. Like a palimpsest, we try to allow the reading of the different layers that meet the technical and functional needs of each period, building an urban collage that symbolizes the history of a process.

El Molino is definitely an unfinished project that is open to many interpretations that go from the nostalgia of what it has been, to the strong expectation of what it should become. For all the people who are involved, El Molino is much more than a café-concert, is the key stone for a future transformation of Parallel and why not, for a new city model, that nowadays is a little bit deteriorate.

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