Biblioteca Montserrat Abelló

The Montserrat Abelló library is located in an old ribbon and thread factory in the former industrial centre of Les Corts, Barcelona.

The signage system was designed to integrate into the buildings form and structure as well as to respect its strong industrial history.

Typographically, Scout Condensed in uppercase was combined with Miller Text in lowercase. Scout was chosen for an uppercase that complements the strong industrial feeling to the building. Miller was used for the lowercase to facilitate reading the text information sections.

The three dimensional icons and the typography for the names of the rooms used black iron to create a link between these new features and the original materials of the building. In keeping with this idea, the floor directories were designed to embrace and embed into the structure’s existing columns.

The use of materials like iron and wood, which feature throughout the building, combined with the black and white lettering, result in a strong and visible system which is elegant and integrates into its surroundings.

For the permanent exhibition area which explains the story of the building’s life we devised a display system that respected and reflected the factory’s past. Industrial beams have been attached to the walls to support the display materialv

The use of materials like iron and wood, which feature throughout the building, combined with the black and white lettering, result in a strong and visible system which is elegant and integrates into its surroundings.

For the permanent exhibition area which explains the story of the building’s life we devised a display system that respected and reflected the factory’s past. Industrial beams have been attached to the walls to support the display material.

Architecs:

Mercadé Fernández

Photography:

David Cardelús

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