An 18th Century Spanish Church Gets a Thoroughly Modern Makeover

By Molly Oswaks on at

The crumbling centuries-old Sant Francesc Church and Convent, built in the first part of the Eighteenth Century in the Catalan town of Santpedor, was saved from near demolition, instead receiving a super modern makeover by Catalan architect David Closes. [Inhabitat]

The renovation itself took seven years, reaching completion only just recently. It will now serve as a cultural space and auditorium.

Closes cleaned up the dilapidated building and strengthened its structure with modern materials, such as glass, concrete and steel walls, staircases, and ramps.

The end result is a gorgeous mashup that honors the history of the space by accenting it with ultra modern updates.