A contemporary landmark built in 1914

Ausiàs March, 36-40

  • Offices/Properties
  • 61.000 ft²
  • 12 months
  • Barcelona, Spain

Offices that blend past, present, and future

The Building

Ausiàs March 36-40 marks a new era for workspaces in the city center. A unique building with over a century of history has been carefully renovated to become the headquarters for 21st-century businesses. Built in 1914, Ausiàs March 36-40 embodies the model of the traditional Eixample neighborhood apartment building, albeit twice as large. José Amargós, the architect of the Ciutadella Greenhouse, envisioned a prominent stately building with a subtle Parisian touch in the heart of Barcelona. With two main facades, the inner face of the building, whose beauty can only be appreciated from the courtyard, preserves the elements and beauty of another era.

The Project

A project by our client, Zurich - Ausiàs March 36-40, embarks on a new stage thanks to the work of the bArq-bantulà Arquitectes studio. A meticulous restoration effort that enhances the century-old legacy of the property and prepares it for the future by incorporating the latest advancements.

A building that adapts to different ways of working. The exquisite renovation of the building maximizes the original orientation and layout of the spaces to create flexible work areas. Stately floors with endless possibilities. Both the ground floor and the -1 level, occupying the entire plot, host astonishing open spaces with an industrial air of over 1,000m2 where tradition merges with modernity.Inspiration from every angle. From the main floor, one of the most representative, to the third floor, modern and luminous offices are ready to enhance talent and collaboration.

Location

In the heart of Barcelona. A project located in the city's Golden Mile. The project is situated in the most privileged area of the Eixample, just a few minutes' walk from the famous Paseo de Gracia and some of the most important modernist works, surrounded by imposing residential and office buildings. An area brimming with talent.

The rehabilitation

FLULLE was chosen to carry out the major transformation of this wonderful building in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It is truly an honor for us to continue our presence in Barcelona with such iconic projects. A comprehensive interior rehabilitation has been undertaken to provide functionality and safety features that meet the requirements of the Technical Building Code (CTE) and current regulations applicable to office buildings for public use.

After this rehabilitation, the use of offices is maintained, and the intervention focuses solely on interior work, along with specific interventions on the roof, as the facades are in the process of being cataloged. The intervention is centered around two axes: the restoration of common areas with historical finishes to be preserved, and the rest of the floors where rehabilitation and improvement take place.

The restoration of common areas involves repairing, cleaning, and waxing the fire-resistant lime stucco in the courtyard and the main stairwell, stripping the lobby and ceiling cladding to reveal the original finish, restoring the historic elevator, and adapting the wooden cabin doors from swinging to sliding. On the main floor, existing hydraulic tile flooring with borders is restored, as well as the wooden slat park. Doors, glass, and existing partitions are restored, and plaster ceilings with cornices and reliefs are stripped, exposing decorations with gold leaf in rooms where the original false ceiling did not exist. Cornices have been recomposed by cloning the molds of the existing ones.

In the ground and basement floors, the intervention is mixed, with the restoration of white marble flooring and the installation of raised flooring in the large room corresponding to the inner block. The plaster and fireproofing on the ceilings have been chipped away to expose the original mahogany, restoring degraded areas. Subsequently, metal beams have been fireproofed with paint, and mahogany rounds have been fixed and waterproofed between joists. Cast iron pillars have been fireproofed, giving the space an industrial look characteristic of the early 20th century. Additionally, the skylight has been renewed.

On the standard floors (P1, P2, and P3), open-plan spaces are equipped with new bathroom cores, raised flooring, and perforated metal false ceilings with integrated lighting and emergency fixtures. New automatic sliding glass doors are installed.

The building's installations include a new electrical and telecommunications supply to each floor's panels for subsequent distribution by the tenant. A ventilation system with Swegon heat recovery units is installed in common and private areas, along with a Mitsubishi heating/cooling system using a gas/water system, anticipating adaptability to future office divisions. A BMS control system for HVAC and ventilation, as well as a Dalí system for lighting, is applied throughout the building. The fire sprinkler and hose installations are renewed, along with basic access control, CCTV, solar panels, access turnstiles, etc. Additionally, two new elevator blocks are installed. The former porter's residence on the rooftop has been transformed into a climate and hot water supply room, removing the roof slab to allow necessary ventilation.

Centennial Spaces
With a new savoir-faire.

The Challenge

El cuidadoso trabajo sobre elementos históricos y patrimoniales

The meticulous work on historical and heritage elements.

Well-being and Sustainability

Redesigned to build a better future. A historical gem that cares for both people and the planet. Ausiàs March 36-40 incorporates significant measures in terms of well-being, sustainability, and connectivity, allowing it to achieve prestigious pre-certifications such as LEED Gold, WELL Silver, and WiredScore.

At FLULLE, we are very proud of the work done for Zurich and look forward to continuing to undertake these projects that leave a significant legacy in the central business districts of cities.

Services provided

  • Fit-out
  • Electrical Installations
  • Mechanical Installations
  • FP Installations
  • Telecoms Installations
  • Special Installations
  • Security Installations

"It was a pleasure to have had FLULLE as a partner specialized in coworking space Fit-out in a number of our new LOOM locations"

Mercedes López-Chico - Merlin Properties

"I want to thank Allende Arquitectos as a planner, and FLULLE as a builder, their participation in the upgrade project of one of the most representative neomudéjar industrial style buildings in Madrid, preserving its architectonic value and creating modern, technological and efficient workspaces such as Repsol Electricidad y Gas’ offices in Madrid"

Pedro Alarcón - Repsol

"FLULLE is a Leviton Licensed Integrator since more than a decade ago, offering their clients our solutions thanks to a team of people of the utmost professionality and paired to high quality pre-sales and after-sales services. We hope to extend our collaboration with FLULLE for many years and to achieve many more successes"

Miguel Ángel Sevilla - Leviton

"FLULLE bestows upon me the peace of mind of working with a company with so many years of experience. They solve every unforeseen issue and they strive for perfection in every aspect"

David Zafra - ZFR Desing

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Matías Román - TBA Facilities

"The interior finishing works they have carried out have had us astonished because of the quality levels and the technology applied. Congratulations on your trajectory over these years"

Óscar Montoro - Montoro Arquitectos

"I have known the FLULLE team since a short while ago. They were quick to transmit professionalism, reliability and efficiency"

Marco Baratta - Colonial

"The building process is a team effort. FLULLE has always collaborated, bringing solutions in order for the project to achieve success"

César Frías - Morph Estudio

"The added value FLULLE brings to the table is the proximity of the whole team, their customized assessment, in addition to the knowledge of all the working areas with expert personnel, and counting on very competent partners and/or suppliers. Even under a critical situation such as the Covid19 pandemic hit before the handover of our offices, they proved themselves ready to search for alternative solutions due to the stalling of operations with nearly all of our suppliers, maintaining their due delivery date"

Ana Jerónimo - Société Générale Equipment Finance

"Working with FLULLE was superbly easy. Their technical team is extremely competent, and their workers are dependable and professional"

Víctor García - Estudio Lamela

"With FLULLE as constructor and BNP Real Estate as planner and project manager, we have participated in different projects and the result has always been magnificent, achieving the highest satisfaction levels in clients. FLULLE focuses on projects with great professionalism and dedication, their priority being their clients’ and their expectations"

Paula Franco - BNP Paribas Real Estate

"The trust in the team and the pledge towards a proper execution of the project is what I would highlight from our collaboration with FLULLE"

José Luis Galán - Galán Lubascher Arquitectos

"Collaborating with you has been a real pleasure, as you undertake jobs with great professionalism and commitment, with exquisite taste and a deep knowledge of the industry, helping companies in the development of their projects in optimal conditions. The results are a testament to your great endeavor and your good work. Keep up the good work, you are doing a fascinating job"

Amparo Espinosa - Mediaset España

"The works undertaken by FLULLE have been of great professionalism, both in the finishing touches and in the support of their workers"

Virtu Juez - Sony Music

"With FLULLE, at Utopicus’ offices on Francisco Silvela Avenue we have managed to make a project with more than 50 custom-made pieces of furniture and many tiny details and creative solutions look easy. They found a solution to every problem, and in front of every difficulty FLULLE has put everything in their hands to overcome them. We are eager to work with them again soon!"

Idoia Otegui - i! Arquitectura

"FLULLE offers their clients an all-round finished product for the construction and management of their real estate assets"

Ricardo Arroyo - Sedytec

"I’ve known FLULLE since before their inception. Thirty years of continuous work with Paco Cámara and his team, first as an installation and engineering company and later on as general contractor as well, and they are now embarking on a new adventure. We have walked beside Caja Madrid, CDTI, el Club Matador, Fjord, Jazztel, JP Morgan, Museo Thyssen, PWC, Vitra and a bunch of good friends… All the best for the next 30 years of FLULLE!"

Carlos Manzano - Arquitecto

"We have been able to see FLULLE’s transformation in the past few months and we have experimented their professionalism and efficiency, the convenience of having a single supplier providing all services brings us peace of mind and trust. Moreover, their Facility team gives us the guarantees necessary to our corporate standards"

David Zuazo - Iberdrola Inmobiliaria

"I trusted and I trust them because of their professionalism and dedication to every task they undertake"

Luis Carlos García - Prosegur

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Juan Sobrino - Palladium Hotel Group

"A business partner to rely on during the whole project, without a doubt a great choice"

Víctor Domínguez - HILL International

"We have collaborated with FLULLE on different flexible Utopicus Fit-out projects with them as main contractor on 42 Francisco Silvela Avenue, 163 Castellana Avenue and 56 José Abascal Avenue. The key to success on those projects has been the constant collaboration of their teams, forging a confidence relationship and working together to achieve optimal results: the best quality and the shortest execution time. Their evolution in the construction business is very positive, and I foresee a great future for the integrated management of their services"

Miguel Tello - Utupicus

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Roberto Barrios - JLL

"Multisectorial professionals, flexible and adaptive"

Patricio Alañón - ECIUM

"There is a before and after our first Project together. We are very satisfied with FLULLE’s team in all senses, as we have been able to see firsthand what it’s like to work with a truly flexible business partner, ensuring at every moment that the works for the Regus Alicante, Business World project were being properly carried out"

Gabriel Tomé - Business World Alicante

"FLULLE has made it possible for the project to be conducted within normal standards of execution. Helpful and thoughtful to suggest ideas and solve problems facing the emerging difficulties. Always of help"

Víctor Domínguez - HILL International

"“It has been the greatest success to have FLULLE for the implementation of our new headquarters. A young and dynamic team, with great experience and professional competence. We couldn't have been in better hands. Thank you for your work and for the love you have put so that we could have this wonderful office”"

Carmen Delgado - UCI

"It was a success to have FLULLE for the implementation of our new offices, they are excellent professionals with a great human and project team. of which I would highlight their customer orientation, their orientation to finding solutions and especially their flexibility to adapt to our needs and demands, as well as their agility to respond to unforeseen events and their professionalism in both technical and economic aspects. They have been a true facilitator and partner in an always complex process for any company. Clearly I would count on them again in our projects."

María Polo - Arval Services Lease