Project Info

Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
Area: 6,980 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia
Collaborators: BOMAINPASA, PGI engineering, Mario Barredo, Peret, Josep Mª Tremoleda
Client: ProEixample
Budget: 8,252,000 €
Cost: 1182 €/m2


The Collage Building is an architectural building of proximity, connected with the urban landscape and the social necessities of Barcelona. The project works as a vertical city organized by horizontal layers, each one related with the others through perforations and voids. The building groups different facilities: a nursery, a young centre, a library, a community centre and an auditorium.


These five programs need a close relation with the outside but they have to share the same ground floor. This becomes a social place, permeable and active which connects the surrounding city with the building and the public garden in the block interior.

The result is a collage of different parts, a sequential promenade of urban episodes.