The different spaces of the centre are on the ground floor and on both sides of a longitudinal corridor, where there are classrooms and offices on one side and the gym and changing rooms on the other. The Spanish district of Les Corts has promoted the expansion of a floor covering the entire ground floor to accommodate new spaces and activities.
Joan Oliver Civic Centre in Barcelona. An expansion offers new spaces and activities - RenovationOnWeb
The building that houses the Civic Centre, built at the end of the 1990s was expanded by one floor by the PichArchitects architectural studio using light industrial elements to reduce waste and control quality and resources
The starting conditions consisted of minimal impact in terms of time and inconvenience to the activities and attention to the environment on the other hand. It was not just an architectural project, but also a functional proposal with industrial solutions guaranteeing speed, sustainability and quality.
The building is built with light industrial elements that are shaped in the workshop and assembled on site. The project has a metal structure, capable of covering large spaces and a self-supporting multi-layer corrugated sheet metal roof, which architecturally resembles the Catalan vault. The facades are made of large format cross-laminated timber with integrated insulation and finishes.