It used to be the house of Josep Comas i Solà, who was an important scientist (Barcelona 1868-1937). When he died he left the house to the city council for scientific use. Now the mayor wants to demolish it and build a new building to host services for neighbours.
Demolition is expected for Monday may 7th, 2012 if somebody does not avoid it. Some neighbours will be there from 8AM on, trying to stop it. We will see what happens… Yes, Barcelona is different, isn’t it? See more pictures here