FABRA i COATS

GENERAL INFORMATION / HISTORY

 

 

 

www.bcn.cat/fabraicoats

DISTRICT

SANT ANDREU

ADDRESS

SANT ADRIÀ, 20

DATE BUILT

2008

OWNERS

Municipal

ACCESS. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

METRO: L1 SANT ANDREU
BUSES: 11, 35, 40, 73, B20 I N9
RENFE: SANT ANDREU COMTAL

SPACE

Ground floor - 1.884 m2
First floor - 1.073 m2
Second floor - 772 m2
Third floor - 984 m2
Total - 4.713 m2

ARTISTIC USES

Visual arts
Performing and musical arts
Multidisciplinarity
Multimedia

FUNCTIONS

Training
Creation
Production
Promotion

ACTIVITIES

  • Temporarily letting spaces for artistic creation projects. Residency projects.
  • Develop one-off artistic creation projects.
  • Meetings and training activities aimed at professionals and specialists.
  • Public presentations of work carried out by the residents.
  • Public events: the artistic dimension and territorial dimension.
  • Letting spaces for shoots and photo sessions.
  • Other events and activities.
  • Visits to and presentations of the Fabra i Coats project.

TOOLS

Residencies
Renting
Courses

PROMOTERS

AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA
AND ASSOCIACIÓ BIDÓ DE NOU BARRIS

 

FABRA I COATS ART FACTORY

The central hall at Fabra i Coats is designed to be a large container for cultural production characterised by a crosscutting, multipurpose approach. The idea is to bring together different functions, users and disciplines to make it an outstanding hive of cultural and creative activity.

AIMS

  • Promote artistic and multidisciplinary hybrids.
  • Encourage the design and production of ideas in unconventional formats.
  • Open up creation and socialise it by getting the general public involved in designing and producing projects.
  • Bring together the artistic excellence and expertise of consolidated creators and up-and-coming creators with bold projects.
  • Put on and collaborate with projects that put Fabra i Coats in the cultural spotlight and help set it within a context of different relationships and contacts.
  • Launch calls for projects.
  • Raise the visibility of the centre and its functions both locally and internationally by organising meetings.

HISTORY

The Fabra i Coats industrial site comprises a former 19th-century fabric and thread factory that belonged to the old borough of Sant Andreu del Palomar (9th district). The hall at the Barcelona Art Factory and Centre for Contemporary Art was built between 1910 and 1920 is made out of exposed brick with pillars and English rolled structural girders, as well as two attached towers housing the building’s communication hubs.

Barcelona City Council acquired the former Fabra i Coats factory in December 2005. An open participatory process was held in 2006 and resolved to turn the central hall into a national and international benchmark space. In 2008 it was decided to make it an art factory.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

Planurbs, SLP Manuel Ruisánchez Capelastegui i Francesc Bacardit Segués