At first, exactly in 1973, architect Ricardo Bofill found in Sant Just Desvern, Spain a disused cement factory, an industrial complex consisting of over 30 silos, huge machine rooms and subterranean galleries. Then he decided to transform everything into the head office of his Taller de Arquitectura. It took two years for all remodelling works to achieve a wished result; a mix of surrealist elements, like pieces of iron hanging in the air or stairs that climbed up to nowhere, with decadency of an abandoned factory, partially in ruins. Of all 30 silos at the end of the transformation process remained 8 in total, which became offices, archives, library, a models laboratory, a projections room and "The Cathedral", a gigantic space used for concerts, exhibitions and whole other ranges of cultural functions. 

/ photos courtesy of nacho alegre /

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