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University Library

Updated: 05/13/2019

Av. de les Bases de Manresa, 7-11
08241 Manresa
Barcelona

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Contact

Aleix Farrés

Manresa Film Commission

+34 93 878 24 26 / +34 653 877 490 / +34 683 312 688

afarres@ajmanresa.cat

At the beginning of the 20th century (1906/1908) an industrialist style slaughterhouse was built to assure the hygiene in the process of skinning the animals that would later be commercialized. After years of activity the slaughterhouse became obsolete. Today, after being renovated, it hosts the university library of Campus Manresa.

Typology/Elements

The complex is formed by a series of pavilions that occupy a space of one hectare. The monumental entrance to the main building can be found on the Juncadella road (which leads to the square), on both sides of the door there are two ground floor pavilions that open onto a patio that facilitates the entrance to the other buildings (3 naves or pavilions). 

Ornamental wise, the two Pinnacles of vegetal motifs and the Manresa shield of modernist style and the decorative details of cattle heads (signal of the activity that was carried out originally) that are at the entrance of the enclosure stand out. Outside one of the two Pavilions, which currently are used as library, we can also find a beautiful modernist Frieze of stone that tells the year of the end of the Slaughterhouse.
 

Authorship

Ignasi Oms i Ponsa, architect

State of conservation

Exterior: Good
Facades: Good
Covers: Good
Good openings
Gardens / surroundings: In phase of integral recovery
Interior: Good. Recently renovated to host the university library.