Name  Carmeliet cloister 
Street  Calle Augusto 7 
Place  Tarragona 
Country  Spain 
Built  1949 
Designed  1939 
Type  convent 
Photos by  No Pictures 
Reference  Josep M.Jujol 155
J. M. Jujol by ir R. Saariste and ir V. Ligtelijn  
Description  With this conversion of the Carmelite Convent and boarding school Jujol had been asked to create large openings in the ceilings of the girls' dormitories, to enable the nuns to observe the pupils. The openings are so remarkable that we do not know whether they are evidence of Jujol's simplicity or genius. In his inimitable way he used asymmetrical tiling where existing doors were located to suggest that the doors were new, and not just old ones which had been repainted. In the sixties the building acquired a different use, and was partially demolished, and in 1974 is was pulled down completely. One of its real gems are the fold-away steps in the chapel. They work as follows: first the banisters are tipped up (I), then the stairs are pushed upright (II) and turned against the wall (III).