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Bank Building interior in Catalonia, Spain – design by Josep Lluís Mateo

11 Oct 2013

Banco de Sabadell Barcelona

Design: Josep Lluís Mateo

Unification of the entrances to the Banc Sabadell tower block on Barcelona’s Diagonal

“In one corner of this great space, we lay out the main entrance to the tower block.

At the corner of the floor plan there is a triangle. The space is black but full of life, veined with colour. One side of the triangle marks the border, the point of control. Another, annexed to it, offers an unusual view, slightly raised above the rest. Control and openness.”

Josep Lluís Mateo, 2013

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photos © Adrià Goula

Banc Sabadell asked us to intervene in the public areas of the building that Francesc Mitjans designed in the 1950s. On this occasion, the client wanted to unify the two entrances to the tower block.

In response to this brief, the project closed the entrance on Carrer Balmes, channelling all entry and exit to and from the building through the main entrance on Avinguda Diagonal, designed by Josep Lluís Mateo in 2007.

The new foyer and control area recover the image of the original project, giving it a more contemporary look.

A ceiling of light and a horizontal surface of yellow marble concentrate the reception and control desk, creating a place of transition.

The part of the foyer devoted to vertical communications, at the end of this space, is materialized in a black trihedral (floor-wallceiling). The black marble and black reflective glass create the envelope for this space, which overlooks the street from an interior glazed balcony.

The remodelling organizes, unites and simplifies entrance to the building, at the same time creating a unitary image and recovering the representative status that had been disfigured by successive modifications.

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Banc de Sabadell Atlantic – Building Information

Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Client: Banc Sabadell Atlántico
Design date: 2010
Construction date: 2012-13
Location: Avinguda Diagonal 407, Barcelona
Surface area: 100 m2
Structures: BOMA, Agustí Obiol
Installations: Grupo JG
Technical architect: Ignacio Herrera
Photographs: Adrià Goula

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Josep Lluis Mateo

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Banco de Sabadell interior
photo © Pedro Pegenaute
Banc de Sabadell Atlantic

Location:Banco de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

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Banc de Sabadell Atlantic Photographer: © Pedro Pegenaute