The memory of four centuries. Refurbishment of Cal Xerta’s Paper Mill by Taller 9s Arquitectes

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Project team
Oriol Cusidó i Garí, Irene Marzo Llovet.
Architect.- Núria Serrano. Structure.- Bernúz-Fernández arquitectes. Facilities.- Lluis Duart consulting. Technical architect.- Miquel Milian.
Sant Pere de Riudebitlles Town Council.
Gross useable floor space.- 945 sqm. Lot size.- 352 sqm.
Phase 1.- Consolidation. Structural works + new roof (finished 05.2016). Phase 2.- Internal interventions (ground floor + workspaces) + facades (finished 06.2017). Phase 3.- Square + riverbed (finished 01.2019).
Carrer de Baix, nn. Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.

Oriol Cusidó i Garí, Irene Marzo Llovet. Taller 9s Arquitectes

Taller 9s Arquitectes is an architecture firm founded in 2003 by architects Oriol Cusidó i Garí and Irene Marzo Llovet. Their work focuses on the intervention on the existing and public architecture. They have drafted and directed new construction and rehabilitation projects.

Among their most outstanding works is the rehabilitation of the Sant Sadurní d'Anoia schools for a cultural center (FAD finalist and Catalonia Construction 2019 finalist), a building in the Barcelona Pi square (FAD selection and Spanish Biennial 2011, Barcelona Sample Mention 2014 and finalist in the Catalonia Construction Awards 2012) and the rehabilitation of a tannery in Igualada (mention of the Catalonia Construction Awards 2016 and selection of the International Domus Award 2018).

Oriol Cusidó i Garí is an architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 2000. He completed a Postgraduate degree in 'Urban Environment and Sustainability' and 'Sustainable City and Territory' from the UPC. He is a Doctor in Theory and History of Architecture. Cusidó is a member of COAC, partner of AADIPA and founder and co-director of the European Award for Intervention in Architectural Heritage AADIPA. He is currently an associate professor of projects at ETSAB and professor of the URL Rehabilitation Master, coordinating the 'historical landscapes' project workshop.

Irene Marzo Llovet is an architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallés (ETSAV) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia since 2001. With complementary studies at the Universita degli Studi Roma III. She obtained the Urban Planning Technician Diploma from the Escuela de Administración Pública de Catalunya (Generalitat de Catalunya). She completed the Master of Territorial and Urban Studies from the School of Administration of Catalonia, the UPC and UPF. Marzo is a member of the COAC and the Catalan Society for Spatial Planning (SCOT), a member of the RehabiMed association for the Rehabilitation of traditional Mediterranean architecture. She has taught as a visiting professor at various Catalan universities.



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