Barcelona’s Teatre Goya occupies a large part of a building located on the corner of Joaquim Costa and Torres i Amat streets, owned by the Centro Aragonés de Barcelona. The main access to the theatre is located on the corner itself. The property occupies a large part of the block and connects internally with the Passatge de Sant Bernat, with the façade facing this street. The building, dating from 1914, is a monumental construction in the Aragonese Mudejar style, which is listed in the Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Barcelona.
The inside of the building was totally dilapidated, and it was fully refurbished with the construction of a new theatre inside an existing box. The stalls were connected with the amphitheatre, and the space generated under was used to set up the bar. The interior geometries of the hall follow precisely the recommendations of the acoustic study. The black and ochre colours and the red curtain optimize the view of the stage and also pay homage to Goya, the painter.
Espais Escènics Goya, Grup Focus
Jordi Roma, technical architect