Quaderns 2011 – 2016

D'arquitectura i urbanisme

Publicació del Col·legi d'arquitectes de Catalunya


Issue 263

Traditionally, preservation has been understood as the crystallization of what exists. We preserve. Still, how can we preserve what is constantly changing, what is happening inside what is built, the use, in other words, authentic architecture?


From across the road, the building appears as a solid rock built from concrete with stones projecting different scales of gray along with ash colored perforated and corrugated metal sheets, while the single story façade facing the forest is a transparent and permeable body.

CGP architects: Rubí sports center

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For the construction of the building we use industrial processes in order to minimize the execution time and the interference with the normal development of the school. The project aims to qualify the building with the careful treatment of the natural light, the crossed ventilation and through the value given to the structural and constructive solutions used.


The space where the project was developed belongs to the foundation vault of the Forum Provincial Romà. It was a narrow space and uncomfortable for visitors who wished to contemplate the exposed pieces. The room is called La Volta de La Tecleta and it also had an accessibility handicap; the access to the room was located in a lower level than the public toilets and the only way of arriving was by a stair.


The aim of the Project was to convert a sixteenth-century house in a new academy centre. The old house where located in Parets del Vallés and is surrounded by a group of new factories. The house is one of the few vestiges of the rural past of the town.

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