Interior spaces matter

Interior spaces matter

The interior spaces are still unknown and undervalued in the built environment in which we live. The heritage protections are restricted (in many cases) to the exterior surfaces – facades, roofs – encouraging strange practices that we could call “urban taxidermy”. We leave the scenes facing the public while we demolish all the interior spaces. We consider it an irresponsibility from the point of view of sustainability, and a major loss of interesting and still valid construction systems, artisan finishes and carpentry of high-quality woods, fully recoverable and integrable in re-furbishing, in a way that can preserve its unique character.
The AADIPA (COAC) and the Archeology Service (ICUB) of the Barcelona City Council organized a transdisciplinary workshop to discuss strategies for the recovery of these spaces and their evaluation. Projects like the Mosaic of my neighborhood place citizenship as a central point to advance in this line.
Our contribution to the debate consisted of the presentation of the Comparative Study of Catalogs and Special Plans of Urban Heritage of international scope (2019), commissioned by the Architecture and Heritage Service of the Barcelona City Council, focusing on international examples of good practice.
Year
2020

Client
Diputació de Barcelona
Site
Barcelona