Fábrica Moritz by
Jean Nouvel


Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

French architect Jean Nouvel has renovated a nineteenth century brewery in Barcelona to make way for restaurants, bars, a bakery and a museum.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

The renovated Fábrica Moritz is the home of Catalan brewer Moritz, which was first started up in 1856 and relaunched by the Moritz family in 2004 after a 26 year hiatus.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

The main production now takes place in Zaragoza but the renovation at Ronda de Sant Antoni contains a small underground brewery with a 25-metre-long tin bar.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

Metal brewing tanks are on show inside glass display cases, beside a wall of plants that climb up one side of the building.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

Other recent projects by Jean Nouvel include designs for a police headquarters in Belgium and a stacking metal chair.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

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Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

Photography is by Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre.

Fabrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

  • Mindful Drawing

    What a wonderful work by Jean Nouvel. He has put such beautiful elements together and paid great attention to contrasts in light, texture, and age. Very enjoyable picture, makes me wonder how the building would actually 'feel'.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xvilalta Xavier Vilalta

    Feels great, I swear. Hello from Barcelona.

  • http://nicholesuzettedesign.blogspot.com/ Nichole

    Wow! On my travel list!

  • jnuarch

    The detailing looks fantastic and I think the treatment of the old concrete and masonry is quite sensitive. I would definitely take the time to visit if the opportunity arises. Just not sure about the crazy seizure-inducing lighting… was it exaggerated for publication?

    • http://www.inigobujedo.com Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

      Nothing was exaggerated or indeed manipulated. Word of the photographer.

  • http://www.bestbcn.me Jordi

    It’s a excellent place to eat tapas, word of a Barcelonian. Welcome.