39. The power system: the Sala de Calderes at Can Fabra
The Sala de Calderes boiler room is a venue in the heritage complex at the former Fabra i Coats factory site and unique in Catalonia because it preserves the plant’s complete and unaltered power system.
It was the core of the site and its size and the documentation about its history mean its recovery provides insight into the features, roles and evolution of the power system of a large textile industry facility. This evolution involved using a range of power sources depending on the period and technological breakthroughs: steam, electricity, fuel oil and gas.