EL TRIANGLE MALL
The building called El Triangle replaces the obsolete buildings that defined the west façade of the Plaza de Catalunya; however, it also includes a lower building body built on the unpaved plot of the Pelai street between Bergara and The beginning of the Rambla. Nevertheless it contemplates the re-ordering of the underground commercial galleries that occupied the space between the two accesses to the railroads of the Generalitat. In other words, this is a project that was proposed as objectives: to positively recover for the city the so-called “block of shame”, and to compensate for the first commercial galleries that had the city, known as the Avenue of Light. The building’s facade with Pelai Street did not have a great commercial interest, but it did have a great visual impact. It had two problems that greatly affected its use: first, the very low buildable depth, and secondly, the lot is practically undermined, in all its extension, by the vaults that cover the Catalonian station of the FFCC, and given this situation, it was not possible to build a building of more than one floor there that would not endanger those vaults.