Building specifications

A new life for Rambla Catalunya 29

The project was conducted by the prestigious firm TDB Arquitectura Juan Trias de Bes and involved a complete refurbishment, extension and updating of the traditional building, adapting it to the most exacting residential requirements, in a total of 22 homes.

The ground floor includes two commercial premises with their own independent direct access from the street.

1- and 2-bedroom flats and penthouses 

Behind its historic façade, Rambla Catalunya 29 offers 16 classic-style flats and 4 contemporary-style flats in the new gallery. 

Two magnificent newly built penthouses crown the building.

The refurbishment

The identity of the original building has been preserved by retaining its nineteenth-century structure, restoring its façades and conserving characteristic elements such as the ventilation courtyards. 

To complete this careful restoration, a chromatic study was carried out on the façades, carpentry, shutters and metal components, which has restored the property to its former glory.

The expansion

The extension involved creating a basement floor for facilities, a new gallery on the side façade, thus gaining interior space, and the construction of a new attic floor. 

The new façade integrates perfectly with the existing ones using an enclosure inspired by the characteristic design of galleries in the Eixample district. 

Updating and revitalisation

The same care and attention to detail that went into the architectural restoration of Rambla Catalunya 29 have been applied to updating and revitalising it. 

Highlights include the redistribution of the existing dwellings, the complete refurbishment of the entrance hall and staircase and the new entrance on the chamfered corner via a beautiful semi-covered porch.

The company’s innovative construction method involves two stages: a first phase of adapting the building’s roofs and structure, preparing it to install the new floors, and simultaneously prefabricating the structures that will become the new floors.

The steel structures and other industrial materials are precision-engineered to the millimeter, unlike on-site installations in which there may be error margins of several centimeters. This approach allows for the selection of pre-tested materials and ensures strict and continuous quality control. As part of the quality standards, the façade design includes improved thermal and acoustic insulation compared to conventional construction.