CAL JARDINER. Parets del Vallès (2005)

The project consists in the reform and conditioning of the Cal Jardiner farmhouse for the Parets del Vallès City Council with a program of an Occupational and Youth Training Center.

The farmhouse is located in the Cal Jardiner park in Parets del Vallès, with wide views of the town and also towards the farmland that surround it.

The Council requested to preserve the existing buildings as much as possible. This request was answered with the first project idea, which proposed to preserve the main building, demolishing all adjoining parts. We express this way of acting as a commitment to the historical memory of the place as well as to the landscape and the environment. We preserve the main building as an identifying element of the site although it has no architectural value, the outside intervention is minimal, some moldings are conserved on the facade and the volume is painted red.

Inside, the project seeks to expand and give character to a very small building. The high-narrow lobby is responsible for it, like a blue giant pressed into a small red box.
A tight budget and, above all, a very accelerated execution time have been other challenges of the project. Always trying to respond to customer requests, this time a public customer. There was no unforeseen budget and the work was concluded with the bid price. Now we are waiting for a second phase to expand the surface of the equipment.