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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Flores & Prats, Sala Beckett in Barcelona

The Catalan office of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats has refurbished and enlarged the building of the Peace and Justice Workers’ Cooperative, in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhoood. It was in disuse, and now is home to the Sala Beckett dramaturgy center. With a built area of  2.923 square meters, the intervention preserves the spatial features of the original construction – adding floors to address the needs of the new program – as well as preexisting decorative elements, such as the wooden frames, the pavements of hydraulic mosaic, the stained glass windows, the cornices, and the rose windows. The result is a superposing and meeting of elements of different periods, a coexistence of old and new. A large foyer connects the three levels, where there are classrooms for training playwrights and halls for theater performances.
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