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L’Ateneu de Fabricació digital

Download date: 10/04/2024


A pioneering centre in Barcelona, the Ateneu de Fabricació Digital in the Les Corts district is dedicated to research and creation related to the digital world and the use of technologies.

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Committed to innovation

In the heart of Les Corts, there is a place of knowledge open to anyone who wishes to enter the digital world and the technological universe. The Fab Ateneu Les Corts, a large creative laboratory that shares its location with the Montserrat Abelló Library. The library and the Fab Lab therefore create synergies, as they share resources, mutually strengthen their dynamics and provide improved access to information and knowledge. The aim is to make the tools and machinery needed for creating prototypes and developing projects available to everyone. The two facilities are located in the former Benet Campabadal factory, built in 1924 and a pioneer in silk ribbon manufacturing. The factory was operational for many years, but the constant rise in land prices led to its closure in 1984. In 1990, it became the venue for the Glass Centre Foundation, a meeting point for glass trades, industry and art.

In 2013, on the initiative of Barcelona City Council, it was decided to create the Les Corts Ateneu de Fabricació Digital, with the aim of creating a space for debate and technological creation that was within everyone’s reach and today it serves as a place where all those who wish to do so can express their talent and creativity, as it is the first public Fab Lab in the world.

Technology within everyone’s reach

The centre, close to Plaça del Centre, is housed in the old Benet Campabadal factory, measuring more than 1,000 square metres, and it provides members of the public with access to 3D printers, mechanisation centres, 3D scanners and a laser cutter, among many other pieces of equipment, enabling them to turn their ideas into physical products which are useful to society. The Ateneu also offers workshops, conferences, talks and all kinds of events that also aim to promote the social cohesion and integration of all groups of people. The space is being prepared to house a library which will occupy a large part of the building.

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Location and contact

L’Ateneu de Fabricació digital

Carrer d'Evarist Arnús, 59
Les Corts
les Corts

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Espai de creació i formació, vinculat a les noves tecnologies i, en especial, a la fabricació digital en 3D, on ciutadans individuals, però també entitats, organitzacions, universitats i empreses puguin implicar-se en un laboratori de creació digital, un taller equipat amb programari i màquines de fabricació que permetin a tota la comunitat converir les seves idees i conceptes en productes físics útils per a la societat.

Està ubicat a l'antiga fàbrica Benet Campabadal.

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