ON A: pontifical seminary reform
ON A: pontifical seminary reform ON A: pontifical seminary reform
may 13, 2012

ON A: pontifical seminary reform

‘pontifical seminary reform’ by ON-A, tarragona, spain all images courtesy of ON-A

barcelona-based firm ON-A has converted the seminary of tarragona in tarragona, spain into ‘pontifical seminary reform’, a cultural center and renewed landmark for the city. a contemporary roof structure spans across the previously open-air courtyards, preserving the once outdoor facades and arcades. a chapel, roman wall and library are opened within the existing structure, unveiling the heritage which has been previously hidden to the public. the intervention includes science, art, religion and history all under one roof.

cloister cover

saint paul cloister

bookshop space


aerial view of roof

roof cover

steel structure

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level .5

floor plan / level 1




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