Name  Maņach (factory) 
Street  Riera de Saint Miquel 39 
Place  Barcelona 
Country  Spain 
Built  1916 
Designed  1916 
Type  factory 
Photos by  R.Saariste 
Reference  Josep M.Jujol 98
J. M. Jujol by ir R. Saariste and ir V. Ligtelijn  
Description  The retailer of security equipment, Maņach, who had already had a shop designed for him by Jujol, asked him to build a factory for strong boxes in 1916. Jujol applied the 'sawtooth' principle for the roofs. During construction, which is generally the critical time, the roof apparently caved in, and Jujol had to adjust the structure on the spot. He put tie rods between the steel principal beams with the arched brick vaults. And in order to counteract the lateral thrust of the roof, the two end walls closing off the construction lengthwise, were given spectacular counterweights above the columns. When construction was underway, he was also decided to build offices on the narrow strip which had been intended as a courtyard. That roof is constructed in the same way as the main roof, but with smaller counterweights. The neighboring buildings meant that a continuous shed could not be built, and consequently light enters through special skylights, which are arranged like divers' helmets on the roof. Nowadays the factory building is used as an indoor playground for a school which is located on the premises.