CACAOLAT

Renovation of a beer factory to turn it into a dairy products factory

  • Location: Santa Coloma de Garment, Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: CACAOLAT
  • Services: Project and construction management
  • Surface Area: Buildings: 24.624m2 ; Urban development: 51.631m2
  • Year: 2012-2013

The old Damm factory at Santa Coloma was the object of a full renovation to house the new Cacaolat facilities, acquired by the Cobega and Damm group.
Without any large changes being made, a project was completed that included new flooring throughout the factory, and the refurbishment of all of the spaces, including the replacement of practically all of the roofs. In some cases, new structures were put in to comply with the current regulations, and to meet all of the new needs.
To sum up, practically all of the existing built elements were removed, except for the main structures. Regarding the aesthetics, there was an attempt to alter the old version of the spaces, which were painted in red, with a brown colour in the skirtings, blending well with the white on its facades.
Regarding the process, the factory has been designed taking all of the production needs into account, including medium-voltage tension, steam, frozen water, compressed air, osmosed water, purification and air conditioning.
As more visually pleasing projects, new offices were designed with the collaboration of Pilar Líbano and Jaume Pons, prioritising the aesthetics at all times.
Despite it being a project on a tight budget, the result is incredible.