National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia- mNACTEC

The Coal Bunkers

<p>The old textile factory&rsquo;s coal bunker area</p>

The old textile factory’s coal bunker area

This building of the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia, the Vapor Aymerich, Amat and Jover, represents the best modernist industrial architectural work in the country. Designed by the architect Lluís Muncunill, it was opened in 1909.The spectacular roof is an outstanding feature of the building, with its saw tooth form. The usual flat forms of this type of roof were reinterpreted by Muncunill, using 161 flat brick vaults, also known as the Catalan vault. They were supported by 300 cast iron columns that also served as water drainpipes and as a support for the struts.

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