Rehabilitation of an Old Fire Station of the Poble Sec by Roldán + Berengué Architects

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Architects
José Miguel Roldán y Mercè Berengué, Roldán + Berengué, arqts.
Collaborating architects
Vicenç Sanz, Zana Bosnic, Marc Rifà, David Bravo, Dora Filipovic, NikaKeller, Juanjo Pérez Jarque, Andrea Lupiac
Collaborators
Estructuras.- Manel Fernández (BERNUZ-FERNANDEZ ARQUITECTES SLP) Instalaciones.- Lluís de la Torre (Grupo JG) Director del Proyecto.- Josep Barjuan, Jefe del Departamento de Logística e Infraestructuras de la Gerencia de Prevención, Seguridad y Movilidad Gestor del proyecto.- Estrella Ordóñez, arquitecta, BIMSA Proyecto de Museografía.- Magma Cultura Dirección de ejecución.- Enric Peña (AT3 Oller-Peña)
Developer
Prevention, Safety and Mobility Management, Barcelona City Council
Builder
UTE Tarraco - Soler
Dates
Competition: November 2013. Project: May 2014 Construction: 27 October 2014 Completion of works: 25 May 2016 Opening: 11 November 2016
Data
Areas.- Plot: 1,229 m². Area built in original condition: 1.095 m². Expanded built area: 1,433 m². Altura sobre rasante Height above ground level.- 10.31 m (flat roof), 14.62 m (sloped roof), 30.23 m (tower roof). Budget.- € 1,825,098.17 (PEC excluding VAT)
Original project
Author of the original project: Emilio Gutiérrez, architect and engineer Date of construction: 1929 (Barcelona International Exhibition)

MIGUEL ROLDÁN AND MERCÈ BERENGUÉ ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ

ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ is an Architecture firm with 25 years of experience, founded in 1988 by partners Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, conformed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design and construction management.

They are experts in residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities and the restoration of historic and industrial buildings. In urbanism, the firm has realized integrated projects of new implementation and reform of existing layers, as well as numerous planning documents. Since 1999, they maintain an extensive international activity, especially in academic scope.

Miguel Roldán Architect (ETSAB-UPC, 1988)
“Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair in Leadership and Innovation” 2012-2013 of the Texas A&M University.
Director of Exchange Program for Architecture Schools between Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and univesities of:
- ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, since 2002.   
- Texas A&M University, USA, since 2000.
- Clemson University, USA, since 1999   
- Université de Montréal (Canada), 2003.

Mercè Berengué Architect (ETSAB-UPC, 1989)
Representative of the district of Barcelona in the Agrupació d’Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya since 2007.
Deputy member of Technical Communication Commission Regional Planning in the metropolitan area of Barcelona in representation of COAC since 2012.
Member of the Association of Architecture and Sustainability COAC.
Director of the “Àrea de Coneixement d’Urbanisme-Territori, ESARQ-UIC” (Area of knowledge of Urbanism-Territory, ESARQ-UIC) 1997-2000.
Collaborator with the Planning Services of Barcelona’s City  Council 1992-1997.
Trained at SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and Frank Gehry’s offices in Chicago 1989-1990.

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