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Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Can Ribas in palma majorca, Spain by Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

 
July 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Neighborhood revitalization and preserving the elements of industrial heritage are the aims of this urban project being undertaken in the La Soledat area of Palma, Majorca. Proposal is being developed in several stages after winning the open competition in 2005 and consisting in urban general development, public spaces and main square, industrial heritage restoration and future social housing

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  • Architects: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio
  • Project: Can Ribas
  • Location: palma majorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia, Estop, Mazmen (Aerial photo)
  • ClientAjuntament de Palma, Consorci Riba, Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge
  • Industrial Heritage consultant: Toni Vilanova
  • Collaborators: Yolanda Ortega Sanz (project architect); María Alemany Perelló (student); Jaime J. Ferrer Forés (site supervision); Yolanda Ortega Sanz, Talleres Cortada (models)
  • Consultants: Antoni Ramis Arrom, Esteban Pisano Porada (urban services); Jaime Ferrari (mechanical engineering), Inés Batle Eriksson, (engineering); Eduard Simó (heritage structure); María Antonia Palmer Poncell, Bartomeu Bonet Palmer (heritage quantity surveyor)
  • Contractors: Melchor Mascaró (urban spaces) and Bartolomé Ramón (industrial heritage restoration)
  • Area intervention: 5.257,42 m2 (urban spaces) 287,50 m2, (industrial heritage restoration)
  • Competition: 2005
  • Project: 2005-2010
  • Building: 2010-2011

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Dedicated to the production of wool blankets, the Can Ribas factory was built in 1851 in the La Soledat neighborhood to the east of Palma. Located in an area outside the city walls, the military administration required the factory be built on a provisional basis, which manifests itself in the bays’ system of walls with pilasters and in the simplicity and rationality of the complex’s construction. In the 1970’s, after successive expansions and transformations, the factory’s obsolescence led textile production to be abandoned.

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There were also other highly significant changes around the La Soledat neighborhood with the construction of a social housing state, the Llevant estate, to accommodate the high demand for housing, and the establishment of the Son Molines power plant between the beltway and the highway, which also created another barrier that further increased the neighborhood’s physical isolation.

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With its organization as an enclosed area, the Can Ribas factory had become a barrier dividing the La Soledat neighborhood in two. The plan to restructure La Soledat seeks to open the industrial area to neighborhood. In 2003 the Special Plan for Interior Reform (PERI) drafted by Joan Busquets only the main bay, earmarked for housing a facility, and the chimney from the Can Ribas industrial complex were protected, and the bays affected by the plan for the new street were slated for demolition. In developing the project, however, the most valuable heritage elements have been recovered and will be integrated into the urban surroundings.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

The incorporation of the middle bay, the steam pavilion and the wall of another bay enables recognition of the value of the industrial area shaped by different pavilions that were home to different stages of textile production. A system of open public spaces is thus structured by a concrete foundation, which serves to create a visual and physical connection between the new Brotad Street and the historic elements of the Can Ribas factory generating a richer, more complex public space.

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Jaime J. Ferrer Forés is a practicing architect based in Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona where is teaching architectural design at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB. His office has won various awards and competitions, such as the design of 26 social courtyard-houses in Es Mercadal (2010), Selected in the Bauwelt First House Prize (2013); Public Space and industrial heritage in Can Ribas, La Soledat, Palma de Mallorca (2011) exhibited at the Venice Biennale, 2012. His works and researches has been published and presented in several conferences.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Image Courtesy © Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

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