New exhibition space in the Sant Salvador Pavilion


The Sant Salvador Pavilion, the last building to be restored at the Art Nouveau Site, houses Sant Pau’s new exhibition space.  

The building’s two floors are used to differentiate the languages that explain two core themes: the history of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau since its origins (1401) and a tribute to its architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is a contemporary recreation of a dragon, a characteristic iconographic motif throughout history that was revisited by the Modernistes.

Restoration work on Sant Salvador was carried out in two phases. The first phase comprised the structural consolidation of the building and the rehabilitation of façades and roofs. This block of work was directed by Carles Gelpí of 2BMFG-Arquitectes.
Phase two involved the restoration of the interiors, carried out by a partnership created specially for the task, made up of 2BMFG arquitectes and Ignasi Cristià, a set designer, who was responsible for the exhibition design.

As in the restoration of the other buildings on the Art Nouveau Site, in addition to recovering its artistic and heritage value, Sant Salvador was also equipped with the most advanced energy efficiency and sustainability measures.