Visits to the EMAV building in Can Batlló

Saturday, 18 May 2019

18/05/2019 - ajuntament.barcelona.cat

Visits to the EMAV building in Can Batlló

Block 7 of the old industrial complex of Can Batlló has been rehabilitated to become, next year, the headquarters of the School of Audiovisual Media. This Saturday morning, guided tours are organized to publicize the new spaces for students and families as well as the Bordeta neighborhood, the Font de la Guatlla and the other surrounding neighborhoods.

To sign up for these visits, you only have to go on Saturday 18, between 10 am and 2 pm, to the reception of the building and identify yourself with the DNI. Since the works are still in their final phase, the visits will be made in groups, guided and following a pre-established route.

Block 7 is the first of the Can Batlló site that has just been fully rehabilitated. With 5,460 m2 of useful surface, it will allow the School of Audiovisual Media to expand both the number of students and the type of activities to be offered, with coworking spaces, activities with alumni, specialization courses or new itineraries within the audiovisual field. Once the civil work of rehabilitation of the building has been completed, in the coming weeks the audiovisual equipment will begin to be installed so that the teaching staff and the PAS can work there already in the summer. The period of registration of these teachings goes from May 29 to June 5. In the next few days, information sessions will be held in the same room specifically addressed to future students.

The new School of Audiovisual Media is already well visible from the Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanes, because the wall that closed the enclosure and covered the nave has been lowered until leaving only the support for a landscaped slope that highlights the view of the rehabilitated building. The incorporation of photovoltaic panels allows the production of sustainable energy.

The building has a large central space on two levels that can accommodate most spaces for classrooms and administration. On the ground floor, there is the reception, theoretical and computer rooms, media library, editing, work and storage area. In the mezzanine is the secretariat, the management office, the faculty classroom and the meeting rooms. On the first floor, in addition to a photography studio, a television set, editing rooms, a makeup and wardrobe room, and radio booths, there is an auditorium with capacity for 288 people. This room, with independent access from the ground floor, may also be used by neighborhood entities.