The comission was to bring an industrial building from the early 1900s back to use so it could become an art production center for Reus. In the first phase, we had to develop a program, for there was none. The transient nature, the extraordinary conditions of the existing place and the low budget available guided us all the way.
So the initial question was something like: We have this empty, old space, and we want to turn it into an arts center, but we haven't thought about what an arts center is today. We set out a workshop space, where artists in residence could develop the works that they would present at the end of their stay. During the second phase, with the two year experience, the needs were clearer. A bar, an office and a storage.