Oliveras Boix Arquitectes OB

The Old Alchemika Factory civic facilities complex

The old Alchemika plastics factory in the Camp de l'Arpa neighbourhood formed part of the Costa Font industrial complex built by architect F. Mitjans. The new multipurpose building contains a library, a nursery school, a community centre and a home for the elderly.


2008 - 2015

Location: Barcelona, Indústria 295

Client: Barcelona City Council / BIMSA

Constructed area: 10.500 m2

Budget: 16.893.343 € (total complex)

*BASF Architecture Prize

*Selected 1st BCN Architecture Exhibition

*Selected XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura



Architect: Oliveras Boix Arquitectes

Project team: Jordi Oliveras Boix, Núria Oliveras Boix, Elian Peña, Cati Mestre

Structural engineer: BOMA (Anabel Lázaro)

Services engineer: JG Ingenieros

Lighting consultant: Artec 3

Façade consultant: Ferrés Arquitectes

Landscaping: Elena Mostazo

Quantity surveyor: Tecnics G3

Signage design: Anna Sodupe

Photography: José Hevia