Rosalía’s plans to settle in Barcelona and produce her music are moving forward, so she is in the process of refurbishing an office building in L’Hospitalet, where she will set up a recording studio to work on in future projects. The space, on Carrer de Can Pi, near the Granvia Fair, is already under construction, according to sources from the Consistory, which has held several meetings with Pilar Tobella, Rosalía’s mother, to promote the project.

The space will also host the offices of Motomami SL, a family company created by the singer in 2019, on which two other companies created later depend: Racinetas Productions SL and Tresmamis SL, the latter dedicated to “promotion, construction, the purchase, sale, lease and commercialization in general of all kinds of buildings, land, plots, rural and urban estates”, as stated in the register.

The Barcelona studio Arquitectura G will be in charge of carrying out the reform of the building, and the building permit is already in process to build both the offices and the recording studio. The firm, followed by Rosalía on her Instagram account, was founded in 2006 by Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Igor Urdampilleta and Aitor Fuentes, and has been responsible for refurbishing, among others, the home of the Barcelona DJ John Talabot, also in Barcelona. Their works have earned them several recognitions, such as the Mies van der Rohe Award for Emerging Architect in 2015, the FAD Award for Architecture 2022, the AJAC Award for Architecture in the Built Work category in 2014 and two prizes from the Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

For its part, Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council is excited about the opening of the recording studio, which will be one of the best equipped in all of Europe. It is close to the old Godó i Trias factory, where a visual arts center will open, promoted by the Stoneweg Places fund

Rosalía’s interest in settling in Barcelona became public in December last year, when RAC1 reported that the artist from Sant Esteve Sesrovires was considering creating a recording studio and was looking for a house in the area of ​​Vallvidrera to make it his residence after spending the last few years in the United States, where he moved between Miami, New York and Los Angeles, the city where he recorded the last album to date, Motomami.

The fact that the recording studio of one of the world’s leading singers is set up in L’Hospitalet strongly boosts the city’s bid to attract so-called “cultural migration”. In addition to a good number of new galleries, artist studios that occupy entire buildings and spaces that are already true creative nurseries, such as La Infinita, El Pumarejo, Freixa, La Tonal’H, l’Espai Salamina, FASE, Trama 34, Cobalt… And we must not forget that, last December, the La Caixa Foundation announced that it would transform its current warehouse in l’Hospitalet into a new cultural facility, the ArtStudio CaixaForum, which will bring together the 1,069 works from its contemporary art collection, one of the most relevant private collections in Europe, and will also be a space for research and a think tank or exchange point for art professionals, the culture and thought. Something is moving in l’Hospitalet… with height.