in the spirit of the past

an 18th century convent church in the small town of Santpedor, Spain, has been converted into an auditorium and a multifunctional cultural facility by David Closes Architects.

the intervention of the sant francesc convent church has consolidated the church without deleting the process of deterioration and collapse that the building had suffered.

the project has maintained the dimensions of the church interior space and, also, the unusual entries of natural light produced by partial roof collapses. Rather than reconstructing the church, the intervention has just consolidated the old fabric distinguishing clearly the new elements executed of the original ones.

a beautiful mix of history and contemporary design…

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