位于伊瓜拉达南部工业区的老皮革厂被taller 9s arquitectes妙手回春，改建成一个与城市关联紧密，且具有吸引力的皮革博物馆。建筑外立面被妥善的恢复到最初状态，建筑立面上红白两色新涂料与窗户外的木质百叶即区分了两栋相邻建筑，同时也从风格上统一了两栋建筑。
Comprehensive rehabilitation of two tanneries in the Rec neighborhood , an industrial area located south of Igualada, formed by ancient leather tanneries, modest architecture buildings without an outstanding heritage value, but of great importance to the city from the viewpoint of historical memory. The framework of the project is an urban strategic operation looking to strenght its heritage assets. The project it is a first step of the intervention, with the objective to create a space for dissemination tanning in the XXI century.\
The rehabilitation of the tanneries does not arise as the simple recovery of an isolated building, disconnected from their surroundings, but from a functional point of view, completes the nearby Leather Museum and provides a future pole of attractiveness of the city. A building-door it is projected, that both from physical permeability as well from layout program, creates a museum tour to involve the urban space itself. In turn, this opens the Rec for new equipment motor exercise in the recovery of the ditch as the backbone of the neighborhood recovered.
The project aims to qualify the building from the outside, to keep inside the existing building elements and the set of walls as they were found. The facades are restored to its original state: the size and pace of openings recover, and new woodwork and wooden blinds are placed. It aims for a double chromaticism, with the colors of the neighborhood (ocher and Mangra) twhich makes explicit the two buildings.
Inside the existing constructive solutions, reinforcements and wounds on the walls are respected… The story of the factory is expressed in the interior, and in this sense, intervention preserves this memory avoiding masking, scraping, polishing … The intervention on the existing structure is minimal, profiting most of elements, reinforcing them if necessary, with simple and economical solutions. According to this objective it is studied in detail the functioning of all the elements to find the optimal solution for each. The reinforcements are showed as another phase of the functional transformation of the building and the existing reinforcements are not hidden or disguised.
The spatial configuration of the ships are respected without splitting or merging spaces, unconfiguring the wall structure or changing the slope of the slabs, a specific characteristic of old tanneries. For the placement of server spaces of the new program a set of wood ‘boxes’ are inserted into the existing structure, not touching it. These wooden boxes are prefabricated, dry-mounted, easy disassembly and recyclability, and they reproduce the old system of constructive clotheslines colonizing inside the building, and provide a solution to the specific requirements of these spaces.
Site: 23-25 Rec Street, Igualada, Barcelona
Promoter: Igualada Town Council
Authors: Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo (taller 9s arquitectes)
Management: Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Government)
Development of project: june 2013 – october 2013
Execution of works: april 2014 – march 2015
Built surface: 1.059 m2
Budget 750.000 €
Photos Adrià Goula