|Former Use:||Textile mill|
|New Use:||Art Museum|
|Reuse Architect:||BAAS architecture studio|
|Construction year(s):||1785 - 1800|
|Reuse year(s):||2009 -|
Can Framis is the latest Fundació Vila Casas museum. Opened in April 2009 in Barcelona, it has around 300 works on show dating from the 1960’s onwards by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalonia. Temporary exhibitions are held at the Can Framis Espai A0.
Can Framis, a factory built at the end of the 18th century, was originally owned by the Framis family. Over the years it fell into disuse, becoming a monument to the industry of the area. Today, as a Museum of Contemporary Painting, it is an ideal place for the contemplation of art located in Poble Nou, now converted into the technological district of Barcelona and renamed 22@. The conversion of the building was undertaken by the BAAS architectural practice.
- Llordés, T.,2014, Espais recobrats. Els nous usos del patrimonio industrial catalá, mNACTEC, pp.100-103