Remodelling FGC Stations
1981-82 Jaume Bach with Gabriel Mora
 
address
Muntaner, Bonanova, Provença, Plaça Molina and Plaça Catalunya stations.
Barcelona
Spain
client
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
collaborators
Brufau, Obiol, Moya i Associats (structure).
photos
Lluis Casals
description
These are small-scale interventions for the remodelling of a series of underground stations on the local railway network operated by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. These projects were approached with deliberate discretion, with the idea of presenting a repertoire of measures capable of dignifying the infrastructures in question: 1- the order established by the white marble cladding which alternates with coloured facings all along the line; 2- the lighting which enhances the areas of public use without impeding a view of the roof, generally vaulted, on which it is mounted; 3- the grooved design of the paving, which represents a significant visual improvement while at the same time, with the addition of carborundum, permits its continuation on the exterior; and finally, 4- the emphasis given to the design of the glazed ticket kiosks, the electro-magnetic turnstiles and the benches and waste bins.