Forty years ago in Sant Just Desvern, Spain, Ricardo Bofill discovered an abandoned industrial cement factory that was practically in ruins and dating from the turn of the century. This massive and empty building included stairs that lead to nowhere, iron hanging in the air, thirty silos,and underground galleries.
However, after extensive demolition, this cement factory was transformed into the architecture headquarters for Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. The silos became workshops, archives, a library, and a modelling laboratory. The new offices for the firm are surrounded by gardens of palms, olive trees, and eucalyptus.