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Rei Marti Water Tank Rehabilitation

Rei Marti Water Tank Rehabilitation

Architect
archikubik
Location
Barcelona, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Waterways/Wetlands
Stories By
archikubik

Flexbrick S.L.
Simon Garcia | arqfoto.com

Rei Marti Water Tank Rehabilitation

archikubik as Architects

In the former property where Antoni Gaudí built the Bellesguard Tower, a big water tank from the end of the 19th century buried under a pine forest, has recently been discovered.


The project consists in preserving it in order to create a space open to the public, maintaining the magic of this underground water tank and the architectural rhythm created by the Catalan vaults and arcs every 3.5m.


The access by the Bellesguard street opens on a levelled public square which gets narrower towards the entrance of the water tank space. This new square restores in the district a new public identity.


Connections and visual relations with the Bellesguard Tower are created through the materiality of the big concrete walls which become integrated organoleptically with the pine forest overhead.


This new square, private-shared space (pss), which function is to serve as entrance hall for the reservoir, works as an urban activator thanks to the introduction, in the program, of a bar that ensures the articulation between the main entrance and the public garden.


Inside the water tower, floors and walls have been covered with wooden fabrics, vaults and arcs have been restored, emphasizing a space with a unique morphology and an atypical acoustics. This gives the city the opportunity to offer a different cultural experience.

RESTORATION OF REY MARTÍ WATER DEPOSIT IN BARCELONA

Flexbrick S.L. as Manufacturers

Wood Flexbrick® used to restore the Rey Martí water deposit in Barcelona

This is the first time that the Flexbrick® system has used wooden tiles as interior cladding. The restoration works of the Rei Martí water deposit, carried out by the Archikubik studio, was one of the projects selected for the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016

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ManufacturersFlexbrick S.L.
ManufacturersSanta & Cole
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