La Bastida, Institute of Professional Training in Santa Coloma de Gramanet
…in Santa Coloma, Mateo will speak of a “sordid, underbuilt and shattered periphery”. So it is not strange that his response is a “single gesture, and monumentalization”: an object, the Institute, which arrogates to itself a tremendous formal responsability as an element of a contrast in a place which is still not valued as the container of positive values”
(Maurici Pla, Una vocación constructiva/A Constructive Vocation, “Mateo Atlas”, ACTAR, 1998).
Typology: La Bastida, Institute of Professional Training
Competition: 1st Prize
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Photo: Ferran Freixa y Dorien Boasson
FAD Architecture and Interior Design Prize 1983, finalist