Renovation of the Apple Flagship Store in Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona

Renovation and fit-out of commercial premises in the Paseo de Gracia for the American technology company.

Empty did a complete renovation and fit-out of the edifice at number 1 Passeig de Gràcia for the same client in 2012, including building systems, finishes, facade and furnishings.

New design requirements and customers’ changing needs of spatial use made it necessary to remodel most of the retail areas as well as the internal zones reserved for staff. The store remained closed during the renovation, giving Empty greater freedom in terms of logistics and task organisation. However, the loss of revenue that such a closure implies put enormous pressure on Empty to complete the works as quickly as possible, requiring a highly optimised work schedule. 

Alterations were made on every floor, including finishes, partition walls, building systems, furniture, graphic elements and the installation of a video wall in the middle of the ground floor. Some areas were repurposed and others were renovated in accordance with the client’s needs and new design standards. The materials used for the renovation are in keeping with those already in place, and achieving similar finishes in the old and new areas was particularly challenging.