fall 2012_Texas A&M University School of Architecture_ Field Studies in Design Communication with Professor Anna Ramos, October 4, 2012
Construction Site Visit of the ILLA CENTER in Masnou, designed by Barber-Renteria Arquitectes
The project of the multiuse development building Illa Center that consists in the transformation, in phases, of the former industrial sector in a residential area of the city center with new apartment buildings, retail space, underground parking and pedestrian area.
The project is a typical example of conversion and change of use from industrial to residential, seeking economic and urban regeneration of the area.
Students had the opportunity to learn from first hand and accompanied by of of the principal architects, Victoria Barber, the whole project’s design and managment process, discussing topics such as design, construction, scheduling, construction materials, contracts, and teamwork.