Administration’s Pavilion – restoration of the interior spaces

Project description

The pavilion is part of the modernist Administration the enclosure of the assembly Hospital de Sant Pau, included in the current catalog of historical and artistic heritage of the city of Barcelona, and a UNESCO World Heritage 1997.

Initially contained the uses of management, accounting, performance, archive and library of the enclosure. Over the years it was adapted to other functions (college dorm, hospital emergency room, …) and all the facilities and services they needed. In 2009 the building had reached a state of functional collapse.
The actions were aimed at the restoration of the interior of the pavilion and its adaptation to new uses as a convention center. The intervention process has allowed a detailed study of the original systems and building techniques, and return to enjoy the superb quality of the plastic domenechian spaces.
The restoration was conceived from a holistic point of view: structure (spatial and supporting), closings and finishes are significant and valuable part of the heritage building. Understanding and reuse of construction techniques and applied arts have allowed the recovery of a building that had been disfigured with time.

In collaboration with
ONL arquitectes (Joan Nogué, Team leader)
Private Foundation at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Heritage restoration
This site is registered on as a development site.