Architecture studio Roldán + Berengué has developed the project for the transformation of a yarn storage warehouse in Barcelona into a social housing complex and headquarters for a group of "castells" Colla Castellera Jove.
The intervention in the building activates all the elements of the original building creating the new program, and reuses its physical, spatial and historical qualities to make the new construction more efficient and to reinforce the character of the original building.
The project will bring to the Sant Andreu district more than 28,000 m² of facilities and, as a first time in an industrial heritage transformation, social housing is included. The project includes 46 housing units of two bedrooms: 41 units for young people and 5 units as a temporal residence for artists in relation with the complex.
The interaction between the dwellings and the cultural venue aims to build synergies and relationships between the artists on the site and the occupants of the homes (some of them are the same artists who work on the site), generating a space of opportunity for temporary interventions and thus giving the building an added complexity concerning the Fabra & Coats site.