At the intersection of Anglesola and Europe are the remains of which were Glassware plateau, a remarkable glass creative industry.
Known as 'Cristalerías Plane' great popularity, manufactures a variety of glassware (vases, glasses, games, dressing, etc.) even crystal lamps exported to America. The Glassworks Plateau influenced strongly in the growth of the new Parliament because many of their employees were the Courts.
It is one of the most significant manufacturing past to Parliament. Built in 1913 under the project Josep Graner, this building hosted one of the most important artistic glassworks in Europe until 1957, the fourth anniversary of the death of Leopold Planell, the factory was closed.
The old Glassworks plateau occupied considerable space that was strongly affected by opening the Diagonal and the reorganization of its urban surroundings. The layout of the street Anglesola breaks the orthogonal system of the nineteenth-century expansion; in fact layout adapts to the natural path linking the Parliament with the road in Barcelona Sarria and opened in 1856 after consolidating the importance of the new Parliament with regard to communications.
Connecting Europe Street Anglesola fragmented and the land where it is located. In the section of triangular Anglesola Street remains standing today are the most important decorative elements of the old factory, including the modernist mosaic descent of the front door and windows opening round of great, a true emblem recent history of Cortes.
While we can conclude that the Place de la Concorde and Can God are clear examples of modernism in the civil courts, in the Glassworks plateau would be the clearest example of modernism factory.
Currently the building is being renovated to turn it into a civic and cultural facilities in the district. The new building, ground floor and three floors high, the Classroom will host adult education district (AFA) and the delegation of the Center for Linguistic Normalization (CNL) of the Courts. In addition will house a space available to organizations so that they can develop their projects.