Civic bell tower

A town hall that becomes the main reference

Town hall
Bagà, Barcelona

ETSAB, 06/2015
Design II
Prof. Roger Such

 

There is an only building that marks the center of Bagà: the bell tower of the church. This project aims to create a civic reference for the city center, so that the town hall becomes the real ruler in the public space and connects visually separated spaces such as the riverbanks and the main square.

The shape is divided in three parts, each of them aimed for a specific function: offices, services and the main hall. The biggest volume contains this hall, offering huge windows that connect the inside and the outside and try to approach people to the institution, while outstanding as main reference of the plaza.