A dynamic project that has been undertaken by the designers at ADD+ Arquitectura, the extension for the Manresa City Hall building definitely proved to be an architectural challenge in itself. Standing near the edge of a hill bordering the river Cardener and in front of the Montserrat Mountains, the architects have been forced to come up with an odd looking extension to pack a separate space for the stairways, the lift and other viewpoints along the way. Called a ‘graft’, the giant shapeless structure is said to be a part of the original building rather than just an add-on. Irrespective of its weird look and the eyebrows it might raise (from those who love aesthetics), it serves the purpose pretty wild. It’s a clear case of function taking precedence over form.
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