Building future
since 1886


The company’s development is marked by two elements that have been converted into icons of our identity: concrete and Barcelona.

For more than a century, Escofet has been an international benchmark in landscape architecture thanks to its mastery of concrete and its capacity to transform it and turn it into the skin of the city.

Chronology

Company foundation in 1886

Paver manufacturer Escofet y Fortuny, Sociedad Colectiva, founded by Jaume Escofet. Later became Escofet y Tejero. Awarded the 1888 Barcelona World Trade Fair Gold Medal.

1904 Modernist hydraulic tiles.

Modernist hydraulic tiles manufactured by Escofet in conjunction with renowned architects like Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Alexandre de Riquer. The most outstanding example is Antoni Gaudí's Hexagonal Tile for the Pedrera building interiors. An adaptation of this model was used 90 years later to pave Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia.

Panot Flor

Escofet enters the streetscape sector with the production of ‘panots’ for Barcelona's pedestrian pavements, marking the start of its close relationship with the city's public spaces.

Rambles Barcelona Mosaic del Pla de l'Os de Miró

Escofet brings vibropressed cast stone to Spain with the production several automatically produced models that prove ideal for indoor and outdoor use. The company's presence in Barcelona is consolidated with several high-profile pavements including the Ramblas, designed by Adolfo Florensa in 1968.

World Trade Center Barcelona

Escofet enters the building sector with its reinforced cast stone wall panels, generating a series of design and technical skills for prefabricated construction components.

Banco Modular 1979

Escofet's range of street furniture starts with the collection of modular benches by Ramón Benedito and Josep Lluscà. In 1987, the range is expanded with a new collection by leading Spanish architects, co-ordinated by Xavier Güell: Jaume Bach, Gabi Mora, Óscar Tusquets, Elías Torres, José Antonio Martínez-Lapeña, Josep Lluís Canosa, Albert Viaplana and Hélio Piñón. They are soon joined by other teams including Enric Sòria and Jordi Garcés, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz.

Anella Olímpica Palau Sant Jordi JJOO 1992 Barcelona

Escofet's participation in large-scale projects intensifies during the works for the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games: Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Izosaki, the Olympic Ring by Correa, Milà, Margarit and Buixadé, Palau Nacional by Gae Aulenti, along with the paving and street furniture installed in the city's newly reurbanized zones. Escofet is awarded the National Design Prize for its consistent historic background.

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Escofet’s wide experience in the development of façade enclosure projects in conjunction with architects and designers allows the firm to offer you all its support as a specialised consultant in executing highly complex projects and provide custom responses that endorse the capacity of development.

Lungo Mare de Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue

Escofet's involvement with design and new disciplines such as landscaping is awarded the Adi-FAD Golden Delta Award for Lungomare, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue.

Hebi de Elías Torres y J. Antonio Martínez-Lapeña.

Escofet's involvement with new streetscapes comes to the fore in the Barcelona Culture Forum 2004, with landscape features like Hebi and all the street furniture for the Forum Esplanade by Elías Torres and J. Antonio Martínez-Lapeña.

Grasshopper de Makoto Fukuda

Bending, twisting and reducing surfaces to slender sheets, incompatible with the rigid nature of concrete until very recently, is now possible thanks to this Slimconcrete® UHPC concrete new technology.

Montseny, Potters Fields Park, London

Every context needs a unique approach, that's why therefore Escofet also works with a wide range of materials such as cast steel and aluminium, stainless steel, cor-ten steel, painted steel, FSC®-certified woods, glass and roto-moulded plastic, etc.

Marina Port Vell One Ocean, Barcelona

As a pioneering company that manufactures precast products for a wide range of sectors, Escofet has kept up with this revolution and joined this race to develop its own UHPC technology, for use in the field of Architectural Concrete.

Wide Pere IV Barcelona, Sala Beckett

Escofet, synonymous of quality and precision in technological and industrial development, consolidates its Lighting division as a new asset to diversify our range of projects and products for public space, landscape and architecture fields.

Evolution of our logo

Logo Escofet 1905
Josep Pascó
Logo Escofet 1932
Leo Zeller
Logo Escofet 1960
Alexandre Cirici
Logo Escofet 1974
América Sánchez
Logo Escofet 1992
América Sánchez