A jewelry store in the Catalonian capital which brings light into the whole space through a large skylight.
In the Raval neighborhood of the heart of Barcelona, the local firm P-M-A-A has transformed a dark old commercial space into a new flagship store for ECH Jewelry. The static, unmovable parts of the program are placed at the four corners in order to obtain an unobstructed selling area – of squared proportions and with a symmetrical section – and give the shop a great deal of flexibility in displaying its ware.
The ground level being nestled in a cave of sorts, making it hard for daylight to reach it, was the perfect cue to design a skylight that would brighten up the entire store. With a circular base and a warped surface, the skylight is the milestone of the project and gives life to each level – downstairs by catching the eye through the light shining onto the ground floor, and upstairs by forcing customers to move around it.