Dilmé & Fabré
C/ Trafalgar 4, 2on
T: 93 458 48 78
Architect by the University of Barcelona since 1988, Lluís Dilmé worked at Ignasi de Solà-Morales's
studio in the projects of the Valls theatre and the Torelló theatre, from 1985 to 1988.
He then set up a studio with Xavier Fabré.
Together, they have underaken many different
kinds of projects, educational, residential, sanitary, museums and exhibitions, and public spaces: L´Escola d´Ensenyament Integrat de Música I Dansa Oriol Martorell (1995-1997),
or the restoration of the Abat Garriga building at the Montserrat monastery, for instance.
Thanks to having worked with Solà-Morales in
theatre projects, the three architects assumed the restoration of Barcelona's Opera, the Gran teatre
del Liceu, with Eulàlia Serra. They were awarded for this project with the Premio Naciona of the Generalitat.
They had already been consulted in 1986 before a fire destroyed the theatre in 1994, so their restoration plan became a reconstruction and enlargement project.
They worked on rebuilding the Opera «as it was before, where it was»,updated in technology.
In Dilmé's work as a designer, stands out
the specific furniture for the new Liceu, pieces of furniture that have been conceived in a modern language, but bearing in mind its setting.
The Liceu lamp, reedited by Santa & Cole,
the armchairs and the red velvet chairs are part of this furniture.
The experience in restoring theatres of Lluis Dilmé and Xavier Fabré continued with the restoration project of the Teatre La Massa in Vilassar de D´Alt (Barcelona) between 1999 and 2002, and of the Teatre Principal in Sabadell (Barcelona),
built in 1860 and considered an important piece of Catalonia's architectural cultural heritage.