knem offices building in Barcelona

KNEM Offices, Best Non-Residential Real Estate Performance

The architectural firm b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and the developer Diagonal 477, with the collaboration of Urban Input, have won the ASPRIMA-SIMA 2021 Awards in the “Best Non-Residential Real Estate Performance” category, which were presented at the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition (SIMA) 2021.

These awards, which are a benchmark for the recognition of the best actions in the country’s real estate sector, recognize the KNEM office project as the best candidacy in one of its main categories.

The award is given by a jury made up of architects, developers and different professionals from the real estate sector. The project has been designed on the historic building of the former jute spinning mill known as El Cánem. The facade of the existing building facing Doctor Trueta Street, included in the Architectural Heritage Protection Plan, has been preserved.

The facades of the KNEM office building are characterized by preserving the industrial architectural lines of El Poblenou Barcelona, respecting its origin, aesthetics and materiality, maintaining the balance between the new and the old.

More about the project here.