Just outside of Barcelona, in the town of Sant Andreu de la Barca,a new theatre has beenbuilt, the Teatro MunicipalNúria Espert. The complexhas given a huge cultural and social impulseto the suburban town,which is mostly populatedby people employedin local industry andcommuters who work in Barcelona. In addition toa stage for performances,the theatre offers a meetingpoint for the town’srich variety of clubs and associations, from thefootball supporters’ club to the flamenco society (where the many workers from Andalusia keeptheir traditions alive). In the design by B01 Arquitectes from Barcelona, the large atrium on the square is one of the most eye-catching elements. This atrium, made from the CW 50 system, incorporates photovoltaic cells, allowing the building to supply a large part of its own energy needs.