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In this first stage, the catalogue focuses on the modern and contemporary architecture designed and built between 1832 –year of construction of the first industrial chimney in Barcelona that we establish as the beginning of modernity– until today.

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Alfonso de Luna (Barcelona, 1960) és arquitecte per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (1990) i s’incorpora al despatx professional de Manel Brullet l’any 1991. És professor de projectes a l’Escola d’Arquitectura de la Salle, de la Universitat Ramon Llull de Barcelona des de l’any 1999.

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  1. Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

    The project joins two school complexes, a school and a high school, within the entirety of a block of trapezoidal houses, of 5,000 square metres, located in the new extension of Vilassar de Mar, laid out on an old agricultural area. Although the school and the high school are included in the same plot, they are two organisations with a completely independent operation, which are related by the simple juxtaposition of the subsequent contact areas. Both buildings are organised by means of pavilions connected to each other through external circulations, which may or may not be covered. The variety of outdoor spaces (cloisters, courtyards, small squares, gardens, porches, vegetal roofs) define the character of each of the buildings. The project is structured based on the arrangement of these exterior spaces, connected to the building through alternating roofs.
  2. Premià de Dalt Sports Complex

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Premià de Dalt Sports Complex

    Located in a magnificent landscape on the first mountainous foothills of the Maresme, its shape and dimension are related to the gentle profiles of the surrounding geography. The sports centre is conceived as a defined and compact volume, placed on the slope and with its own part embedded in it. Located at the western end of the plot, it presides over the set of facilities and offers a clear image of the open access from the street. The resolution of the roof, made of galvanised sheet, obeys a curvilinear guideline that gives unity to its profile and relates it to the softness of the hills that surround Premià. This guideline is repeated in an inverted manner inside, so that a large north-facing window is obtained that illuminates the playing court. On the north side, the land connects with a paved inclined plane on which three large skylights appear that illuminate the dressing rooms on the lower floor. The level of public access from the street is maintained by traversing the building until reaching the bleachers, which become a large, elevated viewpoint with views of the sea and the landscape. The intense light from the south is controlled by juxtaposing a low body containing the bleachers and the main spectator passage. The existing trees (carob trees, almond trees and olive trees) that are preserved and incorporated into the planned urbanisation. A space connected to the changing rooms and the entrance from the outside is reserved where a gym will be located. On the outside, the concrete of the exposed structure, the brick headers and the glass of the windows make up the façades.
  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    Vaixell Burriac Primary School and Vilatzara Secondary School

  4. Turó del Cargol Public School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Turó del Cargol Public School

    The plot where the school is located is behind the sanctuary of Sant Josep de la Muntanya, in the neighbourhood of La Salut. It is a very rough terrain since it is a portion of the mountain with a total difference of 25 metres. In this sense, the school has two accesses: one at the top, through a viewpoint, and the other at the bottom, next to the Hospital de l'Esperança car park that occupies all the lower part of the set. In this context of steep relief, the search for horizontal plans to enable the appearance of playgrounds is a constant throughout the project. This is made up of three buildings: the parking-platform block, above this a one-storey building where we find the school facilities (gym, dining room and kitchen) with the sports field on the same level, and finally a third building, hanging from the mountain, in which the school spaces are located. All of them have a height of eight floors. The location of the classrooms on the highest part of the land allows you to enjoy good views of the city and enables an optimal solar impact avoiding the shadow cast by the large convent building. The relationship of the buildings with the stone of the mountain, the recovery of the existing vegetation, the control of sunlight, the vertical circulations and the near and distant views are the main questions that structured the realisation of the project.
  5. Granollers Indoor Swimming Pool

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Granollers Indoor Swimming Pool

    Dins del Parc Esportiu Municipal de Granollers, al costat de dues piscines i d’un gimnàs s’havia de construir una piscina olímpica coberta per encàrrec de l’ajuntament d’aquesta ciutat. El projecte va reorganitzar les circulacions de tot el conjunt del parc i va suggerir un canvi referent a l’accés principal a tot el complex, que ara es produeix a través de l’esmentat parc que envolta els equipaments. Un hall cobert, tangent a la nova piscina, dóna accés i ordena les comunicacions de tot el recinte. La nova piscina no forma un sol bloc amb les construccions ja existents per tal d’evitar un edifici massa voluminós. Es prefereix, doncs, una juxtaposició entre el nou edifici i el vell, de la què en resulta un conjunt més amable volumètricament, integrat al parc i a les piscines exteriors. La piscina coberta està orientada longitudinalment cap al sud, per obtenir una il•luminació òptima i disminuir al màxim les despeses energètiques de condicionament ambiental. La coberta corba de la piscina s’inclina de sud a nord per a possibilitar aquest gran finestral d’orientació meridional.
  6. Gaudí Apartment Building

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Gaudí Apartment Building

    Together with the commission to rehabilitate the Nau Gaudí, the Mataró City Council is asking BrulletDeLuna for a proposal to carry out a general arrangement of the surroundings of the Nau. This arrangement includes the design of the façades of the new housing complex that closes the square where the Nau Gaudí is inserted. So, it is about finding a suitable façade to accompany Gaudí's work. The starting point of the project is the search for materials with powerful tectonics capable of coexisting with the presence of the Nau. It opts for a combination of brick and wood construction, embedded in a grid of steel profiles. The resulting texture combines the materiality of the old factories from the beginning of the century, the structural order typical of technical rationality and the domesticity necessary for a residential building. It is also important to propose a deep façade with a gallery-balcony that generates an intermediate space, interesting both from the climatic point of view and for the spatial games it creates.
  7. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    URV School of Chemical Engineering

  8. URV School of Chemical Engineering

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    URV School of Chemical Engineering

    El programa funcional d’una facultat universitària s’adequa perfectament a la conformació del paisatge general del campus i al ponderat equilibri entre l’esfera privada i la pública, representada aquesta darrera per la gran plaça central. El nou edifici determina en bona mesura la nova façana del campus a la ciutat. Aquesta nova zona universitària s’organitza per mitjà d’uns grans paquets edificats, responsables de la imatge dels carrers i dels passejos per a vianants del campus. A l’interior d’aquests grans contenidors es creen diferents àmbits interiors de caràcter col·lectiu, com ara places i patis de dimensions diverses. Aquests espais interiors són els generadors de l’estructura organitzativa del programa. Les noves edificacions reprodueixen les bases tipològiques de les construccions preexistents al campus, es recolzen en els carrers perimetrals i deixen lliure la plaça central, que serà completada per la nova biblioteca.
  9. Barcelona School of Agriculture, UPC

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Barcelona School of Agriculture, UPC

    La nova escola d’agricultura, ubicada al Parc Tecnològic del Mediterrani, a Castelldefels, està formada per diferents volums construïts: l’edifici departamental, la sala d’actes i l’edifici principal d’aules, laboratoris de docència i recerca. Aquests blocs principals estan connectats a tres cossos de planta baixa que connecten els laboratoris de recerca i les oficines dels departaments, i permeten l’organització del complex a través de diversos patis que qualifiquen els espais als quals serveixen amb diferent intensitat. La morfologia de l’edifici està marcada per l’ús de formigó, xapa metàl·lica i bries soleils grocs que destaquen i serveixen per caracteritzar els edificis en un entorn marcat pel gris. El conjunt ha estat dissenyat per minimitzar el consum d’energia elèctrica, el consum d’aigua i les emissions de CO2. Aquesta reducció s’aconsegueix mitjançant diferents accions. L’orientació sud dels dos blocs principals i la seva obertura a aquesta façana permeten aprofitar al màxim les hores de radiació solar i reduir les necessitats de calefacció. La majoria dels espais habitats (aules i despatxos) estan situats al sud mentre que els serveis i les escales ocupen la franja nord. Els patis amb vegetació caducifoli permeten la protecció de la radiació solar a l’estiu i la seva entrada a l’hivern. Finalment, les claraboies permeten l’entrada de llum natural a les zones interiors, i també col·laboren en la reducció del consum.
  10. Santa Caterina General Hospital

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez, Albert Vitaller i Santiró

    Santa Caterina General Hospital

    El nou hospital forma part del complex del Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià, originat per la presència del vell sanatori psiquiàtric projectat per Francesc Folguera i Emili Blanch als anys trenta. L’hospital de Santa Caterina se situa a la banda sud del Parc, i la part interior és ocupada per una gran trama de pavellons d’una sola planta, de manera que la vegetació pot penetrar dins els patis generats per aquests pavellons. Tota la implantació de l’hospital és baixa i extensa, i consta d’una malla bireticular de dues direccions superposada a una estructura lineal de creixement en direcció est-oest. Les circulacions segueixen dues traces paral·leles en aquesta direcció, una per al personal i l’altra per als usuaris externs. Cada unitat funcional queda situada dins aquesta estructura bàsica. D’aquesta manera s’obté una estructura hospitalària que permet el creixement i les modificacions, una organització oberta que és una de les premisses principals del disseny.
  11. Gaudí Warehouse (Remodelled to House the Bassat Collection)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Gaudí Warehouse (Remodelled to House the Bassat Collection)

    The commission proposes to think about the construction of new homes, the restoration of Gaudí's chimney, nave and aedicle. The bleaching warehouse, remodeled and restored, will be given new multipurpose uses, which means that the refurbished building must have good performance both from an environmental point of view as well as from a regulatory and equipment one. The proposal is to build a large basement in the first 4 corridors of the nave, where the air conditioning machinery, the new sanitary services, the machinery for the new elevator between the ground floor and the basement, a staircase and a warehouse are located. The arches which are cut off on Cooperativa Street side are redone and therefore the current roadway is invaded to recover the original location of the nave. A wall is built parallel to the street to recover the amputated space of the nave and the small aedicle. Due to the impossibility of recovering the original west façade, the project proposes a new façade that has nothing to do with the previous one. It is a translucent and opal glass façade, with an air chamber and a special treatment that will allow us to increase the natural lighting of the original nave, adapting it to the new uses. The south and east façades are built according to the façades we know of the nave from a photo taken by Joan Bergós (image 16). In order to isolate it acoustically and thermally, without changing its original appearance, it has been decided to fold the roof and the partition of the east façade. A wooden framework is placed on the roof with the flat tile visible below, on top of which a projected insulation with another flat tile on top is placed. The view of the interior and exterior of the roof will be the original but it will be constructively bent. If you calculate the structure of the parabolic arches of the nave, you can see that the arch resists the loads of the ship built in a very precarious way. The solution to the increase in loads will be to reinforce, by means of stainless-steel plates, the connection of the three planks that make up the wooden arch (image 18). So as to not to modify the image of the arch, we have chosen to embed the plates on both sides of the central plank. Glass has been thought of as a distinctive element between the elements of the original nave and the new ones. These contemporary materials (translucent glass and transparent opal) differ from the materials of the late 19th century and at the same time reflect and multiply the parts designed by Gaudí.
  12. Elisabeth School

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Elisabeth School

    El programa escolar inclou tot el cicle educatiu, de la bressola a l’institut, passant pel parvulari i l’escola primària. El plantejament general del projecte es basa en la voluntat d’establir una estreta relació entre tots els grups pedagògics de l’escola, adequant espais personalitzats per a cada un d’ells, però a la vegada facilitant els intercanvis. La idea d’ordenació del conjunt ve de la voluntat d’estructurar l’escola com una “petita ciutat”, amb el seu centre, els seus carrers, els seus equipaments i les seves zones verdes. A “l’àgora”, el centre de l’escola, hi ha l’accés principal, la biblioteca, el gimnàs, la sala d’actes, els menjadors, l’administració i la direcció. Des d’aquesta plaça porxada accedim cap a l’esquerra a la zona de primària, pàrvuls i bressola i cap a la dreta a la zona de secundària. Hi ha una voluntat clara que l’escola toqui a terra i que les aules convencionals tinguin la seva prolongació natural en les aules jardí. A través de diferents pavellons i espais exteriors, que estan íntimament relacionats, es va estructurant tota l’escola. Gairebé tot el programa del centre es desenvolupa en planta baixa, exceptuant la zona de secundària que consta d’un pavelló amb tres nivells. Amb l’obra avançada s’ha ampliat el programa constructiu amb la necessitat de cobrir una pista poliesportiva exterior de 40 x 20 metres. Des del punt de vista del plantejament general d’implantació, el projecte ha apostat per ser generós estenent molt la planta baixa, i per contra s’ha optat per materials i tècniques de construcció senzilles i econòmiques per reduir costos.
  13. Torre-Roja Sports Centre

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Torre-Roja Sports Centre

    Within the project of a large sports complex in the Torre Roja park, composed of two covered swimming pools and a multi-sports court, two football fields and their equipment and changing rooms have been built as a first stage, which are delimited by a torrent and along the central avenue of access to the park. The project starts from a careful reading of the site. The services and changing rooms building is placed on a topographic step with the aim of minimising its volume. The project is determined by the duality between the powerful presence of the mountain on the north face and the attention that needs to be paid to the sports activity located on the south. This duality is resolved in a roof with an asymmetrical section that opens the building towards the views of the mountain and projects the visuals towards the football field through a compression of the section that ends in a wide porch. Enjoying the spaciousness of the mentioned section, the following are located on the ground floor: the access control, the bar, and administrative offices. Using a side ramp or internal stairs you can access the -1 floor, where we find the changing rooms, which achieve a pleasant warmth characterised by the abundance of natural light and the generous use of wood. The combination of zinc and deployeé make up the exterior image of the building.
  14. Can Xammar Offices

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Ioia Brullet Coll, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Can Xammar Offices

    Following the existing urban planning, it was a question of building a ground floor and two storey building, on a plot of land very close to the remains of the 16th-century wall of the town of Mataró. The project has been configured based on a response to the complexities of the site characterised by the presence of the wall, a violent topography and the position of the building as a lateral closure of Plaça de Can Xammar. Our volumetric proposal was based on two premises. The first was to make possible the maximum view of the remains of the wall from Plaça de Can Xammar. With this aim, we try not to build the entire surface of the plot on the ground floor, and at the same time we propose two large overhangs - on the sea and mountain side - that facilitate the views over the wall. The second premise was to follow the plot structure of the old town of Mataró by converting the given plot of irregular plan into a rectangular plot. The small size of the plot turned into an isolated piece within the urban structure, the need for the proposed volume to structure Plaça de Can Xammar, the design of a supporting structure capable of withstanding the two large overhangs and the desire for the building to take on an abstract image to separate itself conceptually from the figurative image of the wall, led to the formal and constructive definition of the new building.
  15. El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

    The cultural centre of El Prat de Llobregat is located in Plaça Catalunya and contains a library, the historical archive of the municipality, and an event hall. The exterior volume of the cultural complex, covered with an elegant zinc skin, is configured as a rotund body only fragmented by the irruption of the assembly hall and a central void that works as an entrance courtyard. The interior of the building contrasts with the aggressiveness of the exterior; the spatial successions, the work in sections, the use of warm materials or the serenity that the overhead light brings, generate an interesting atmospheric experience that is particularly spectacular in the triple space that makes up the access to the library.
  16. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Elisabeth School

  17. Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Mateu Barba Teixidor, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Eduard Montané Balagué

    Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

    The refurbishment of the Savassona Palace, headquarters of the Ateneu Barcelonès, is a long-term project which has covered some of its most important stages: the refurbishment of the Jujol Library, the Canuda Library, the archive, the staircase, the recovery of the façades… these are small separate projects with a common desire to recover this 18th century building, where the original spaces (ceilings of the late Baroque painter Francesc Pla, el Vigatà) coexist with the modernist reforms of the architects Font-Gumà and Josep Maria Jujol. The building, in spite of its splendid past and being linked to an important cultural institution of civil society, did not escape the effects of Franco’s dictatorship, as evidenced by the three-storey lift it suffered in the late 1960s. Rehabilitation is this slow process of tidying this complex, as well as highlighting materials and trades of past interventions with a contemporary update of its operation.
  18. Hospital de Cerdanya

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, PINEARQ, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Hospital de Cerdanya

    L’Hospital de La Cerdanya es localitza al límit nord de Puigcerdà, en una zona en desenvolupament. Aquesta especial ubicació geogràfica ha permès que sigui possible aplicar un instrument legal especial, Agrupació Europea de Cooperació Territorial (AECT), que permet la gestió conjunta d’un centre hospitalari per als sistemes de salut pública dels estats veïns. El projecte també va ser recolzat activament pel Programa de Cooperació Territorial Espanya-França-Andorra (POCTEFA 2007-2013). L’àrea d’influència del nou hospital consta de 32.000 habitants, entre els tres països, amb una forta afluència de turistes. Aquesta edificació ha d’estructurar aquesta nova peça de ciutat a partir de la formalització dels carrers plantejats i d’una gran plaça arbrada. Per això, es projecta una volumetria contundent, un referent urbà: un trapezi de baixa alçada, amb una gran coberta inclinada cap a la plaça i una torre d’instal·lacions que equilibra l’horitzontalitat del projecte. Es seleccionen materials d’alta durabilitat i adequats a l’ambient de l’alta muntanya: cobertes de zinc, façanes de pedra i tancaments de fusta. S’utilitza el formigó vist com a element de tancament per garantir el bon funcionament de l’edifici a llarg dels anys.
  19. Sant Ildefons Library

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Mateu Barba Teixidor, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna Colldefors

    Sant Ildefons Library

    In an environment of high-rise residential buildings from the 1960s, the new equipment is located occupying interstices between a school and a new social housing building. The new library is thus a ground floor and basement building with little façade. With this limited plot, we propose large interior spaces illuminated from above and a landscaped roof filled with eighty large-format cylindrical skylights, which are the natural lighting of the building and one of the formal protagonists of the equipment. The central space of the library building is the general reading room. A bright, open space full of activity. A large room characterised by its natural lighting and by the visual relationship it establishes between the upper and lower levels of the building. Externally, a porch and a glazed façade allow you to read the two programs of the building, an assembly hall and the library. A double equipment and a point of reference for the neighbourhood life.
  20. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions de Rehabilitació, tant de Promoció Pública com Privada
    Rehabilitation of Savassona Palace

  21. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública
    El Prat de Llobregat Cultural Centre

  22. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús No Residencial. Inclou Edificis de Nova Planta de Promoció Pública
    Sant Ildefons Library

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