Whether in densely packed urban areas or tiny rural towns, combining the functionality of buildings is a key method for reducing the environmental impact that people have in a given region, and the new Gon-Gar Workshop refurbishment adheres to that ethos. Though the building is located in the town of Benissanet in Tarragona, Spain, which has a population of barely 1,200, it still combines uses to reduce its carbon footprint.
The Gon-Gar Workshop fulfills duel purposes. On the one hand, it serves as the mechanical workshop and exhibition area for agricultural equipment. There's administration that runs in tandem with these industrial tasks, and rather than building out a separate housing for those office tasks, NUA arquitectures, the team behind the project, opted to have the office space directly attached to the original building.
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