La Bastida, Institute of Professional Training in Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona

La Bastida, Institute of Professional Training

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…in Santa Coloma, Mateo will speak of a “sordid, underbuilt and shattered periphery”. So it is not strange that his response is a “single gesture, and monumentalization”: an object, the Institute, which arrogates to itself a tremendous formal responsability as an element of a contrast in a place which is still not valued as the container of positive values”

(Maurici Pla, Una vocación constructiva/A Constructive Vocation, “Mateo Atlas”, ACTAR, 1998).

Typology: La Bastida, Institute of Professional Training
Project: 1981
Construction: 1981-1983
Site: Land of La Bastida, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona (Spain)
Photo: Ferran Freixa y Dorien Boasson

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