Fabra i Coats
c/ Sant Adrià, 20
Metro: L1 (Sant Andreu)
Autobús: 11, V31, 35, 73, H4, N9, B20
Tren: Renfe (Sant Andreu Comtal)
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 22:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 20:30
Performing arts, music and sound research, visual arts, multimedia creation or audiovisual creation.
The old thread and textile factory Fabra i Coats, an iconic building that is deeply rooted in the history of the Sant Andreu neighbourhood, has become a space for artistic creation in multiple disciplines.
Fabra i Coats – Art Factory is a municipal facility that aims to cater to every stage of creative and knowledge-production processes—research, investigation, creation, production and exhibition—and ensure that they are introduced into the established dissemination networks and circuits. The aim of La Fabra is to generate work spaces and resources and put them at the disposal of artists, collectives and cultural agents, while also providing training resources, support and visibility to projects. As a dissemination space, La Fabra generates and hosts a busy programme of public activities related to contemporary artistic and cultural practices. These city-based programmes contribute to reinforcing the Sant Andreu neighbourhood as a creative and cultural force.
To become a resource centre for artistic production, training and research while involving public-private agents from scientific, academic and citizen sectors.
To promote a stable Contemporary Arts Creation Centre project, taking into account the map of facilities for Visual Arts.
To open visibility and discussion spaces in which, from creative and production processes, new thinking in the field of contemporary creation can develop.
To introduce musical practice and sound art as one of the main pillars of La Fabra i Coats Art Factory.
To help connect proposals with the various dissemination channels at local, state and international level.
To promote networking and territorial connections at community and close-proximity levels.
To bring artistic and cultural practices closer to the teaching community.
To develop communication strategies to increase the users, communities and audience of the facility.
To become a space for social and cultural innovation.
Rehearsal rooms for performing arts:
- 6 rooms
Rehearsal room 1, 220 m²
Rehearsal room 2, 182 m²
Rehearsal room 3, 91 m²
Rehearsal room 4, 110 m²
Rehearsal room 5, 200 m²
Rehearsal room 6, 182 m²
- With curtains and screens for darkening the space, power connections and bars for installing stage equipment
Workshop room for visual arts
- Four 20 m2 studios separated by a curtain
- A 360 m² room for shared use
Music rehearsal rooms
- 6 rooms of between 20 m² and 25 m²
- 1 room, 56 m²
- 2 rooms, 69 m²
- A 600 m² room
- Capacity of 1,200 people. Natural light (large side windows). Columns throughout the room. This room features the same technical equipment as the rest of the centre.
Workshop for working with materials
Office and meeting spaces
- 5 meeting rooms, 15 and 30 m²
Terrace or outdoor patio
International programmes and activities
Spaces for rent
Materials for rent
Support and advice for resident artists and collectives
Seminars and talks
Activities for families
The Fabra i Coats industrial complex dates back to a 19th century thread and textile factory that was part of the old Sant Andre del Palomar municipality (currently district 9).
The building that houses the Art Factory and the Barcelona Contemporary Art Centre was built between 1910 and 1920. Its structure features exposed brick, pillars and girders with laminated profiles along with two connected towers that house the building’s communication hubs.
The Barcelona City Council purchased the Fabra i Coats factory building in December 2005. During the participation process that was opened in 2006, it was decided that the central part of the complex would be devoted to a facility of national and international recognition. The decision to convert it into an Art Factory was taken in 2008.
Planurbs, SLP Manuel Ruisánchez Capelastegui and Francesc Bacardit Segués