When Ricardo Bofill, a renowned Spanish architect, came across this abandenoed cement factory from World War I in 1973, he saw the possibilities and decided to buy it.
Like a white canvas for a pinter, the factory (named La fábric) allowed Ricardo to transform it into an impressive hybrid of industrial structure and modernity, that indeed resembles his style and creativity.
On his website, detailing his restoration journey, Ricardo wrote:
“We quickly decided to retain the factory, and modifying its original brutality, sculpt it like a work of art.
“The factory is a magic place which strange atmosphere is difficult to be perceived by a profane eye. I like the life to be perfectly programmed here, ritualised, in total contrast with my turbulent nomad life.”
Indeed a true masterpiece!
All images credit www.ricardobofill.com.