This pharmacy was firstly established in the Eixample district of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the habits and necessities at that time, the public space was only little and most of the space was used for storing. From its origin, the space had never been refurbished before, until a new pharmacist took over the store.
The pharmacist’s first requirement was to increase the commercial area to adapt it to the current demand and new tendencies in the commercializationof health products. It was an opportunity to transform the dark tiny room into a brighter more comfortable space.
With the change the pharmacy more than doubled the initial space available for customers, at the same time that incorporated a new laboratory, offices, a cloakroom,redimensioned storage space and reception for personalized care.
The design strategy was to conserve part of the image of the original pharmacy while introducing new elements in shape and color. Thus, the modernist entrance door and the shield where kept and renovated, while the shelves where partially kept and unified with new ones in color and position along the walls. The final attempt was to differentiate the pharmacy from standards and convert it into a representative place to welcome customers. A place that was closer to a living space rather than a normal pharmacy standard neutral room. With the embracing shelves and desk, the grey flooring and the baroque ceiling lights, the pharmacy invites customers to stay and establish a closer relationship with the pharmacists.