Escuela industrial de Barcelona

The Industrial School of Barcelona is made up of several buildings encompassing a wide range of architectural design from modernist to industrial.
Its origins lie in the textile factory Can Batllo which was built around 1868 under the guidance of Rafael Guastavino, whose other projects include the Boston Public Library and New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.

After the factory closed down the building was repurposed into an industrial college in 1904.
The rest of the surrounding pieces were added between 1927 and 1931, expanding into an entire city block with the final addition of its main entrance on Comte d’Urgell.
The Industrial college famous hosted a visit from Albert Einstein in 1923.

Due to ongoing construction only parts of the complex were available at the time of my visit, the missing spaces will hopefully photographed after work has been completed, which is projected to be around 2019.