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Loft MdP / FFWD Arquitectes

09:00 - 8 December, 2016

Courtesy of FFWD Arquitectes © David Benito Cortázar © David Benito Cortázar © David Benito Cortázar +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Laia Guardiola, David Benito
  • Area

    122.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    David Benito Cortázar, Cortesía de FFWD Arquitectes

Home in Mitre / Bajet Giramé

05:00 - 28 November, 2016
Home in Mitre  / Bajet Giramé, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronda del General Mitre, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MESURA office / MESURA

05:00 - 29 October, 2016
MESURA office  / MESURA, © Salva López
© Salva López

© Salva López © Salva López © Salva López © Salva López +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Parera
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House Between Party Walls / Josep Ferrando

09:00 - 27 October, 2016
House Between Party Walls / Josep Ferrando, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, España
  • Area

    225 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Blue Wave Bar / El Equipo Creativo

02:00 - 22 October, 2016
Blue Wave Bar  / El Equipo Creativo, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo, Lucas Echeveste Lacy
  • Photographs

Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia

06:00 - 17 October, 2016
Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia, Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0
Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0

Over the course of 134 years of construction of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona has experienced three unresolved conflicts. First, there was a lack of a (contemporary) construction permit, the nonpayment of taxes, and finally the uncertainty about whether or not to finally build the large plaza to the southeast that Gaudí imagined with the forced expulsion of up to 3,000 residents and lessees, all living in the area surrounding Sagrada Familia’s Glory Façade.

In recent days, these three issues have come to light almost simultaneously, but let’s discuss them one by one. Bitterly upset by what he describes as "a project without plans in Gaudi's name" Councilman of Barcelona Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage Daniel Mòdol called the Sagrada Familia a "giant Easter cake".

His statement, reported by the press two weeks ago, overshadowed the official Municipal proposal made to the temple’s construction monitoring committee "if they plan to modify the planning around the basilica" in a maximum period of six months. This is in reference to the large esplanade designed by Gaudi in his original plan, in front of the Glory Façade (between the streets Mallorca and Arago): a walkway 60 meters wide that would connect the temple with Diagonal Avenue.

Interior of the Sagrada Familia. Image © Flickr User: Kah-Wai Lin, bajo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: Fredrik Rubensson, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: H.KoPP, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 +5

A Scaffolding System for a Temporary Facility / Peris+Toral.arquitectes

03:00 - 5 October, 2016
A Scaffolding System for a Temporary Facility / Peris+Toral.arquitectes, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Marta Peris, José Manuel Toral
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How Barcelona's "Superblocks" Pedestrian Plan Hopes to Return the Streets to the People

09:30 - 1 October, 2016

Cars have reshaped cities across the world, largely at the cost of everyone outside of a private vehicle. In recent years the "grid city" of Barcelona has been suffering from clogged roads and choked air quality, with urban traffic contributing to the 3500 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year. Beginning in the district of Eixample, proposals laid out in the 2014 Urban Mobility Plan aims to diffuse traffic congestion and reduce air pollution in the city. In a recent film Vox have picked up on one of a number of potential schemes: the Superblock concept (known as superilles in Catalan). According to Salvador Rueda, the Director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona who developed the plan, these are "grid[s] of nine blocks [in which] the main mobility happens on the roads around the outside, [...] and the roads within are for local transit only."

AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert

06:00 - 30 September, 2016
AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert, © Ana Rodríguez
© Ana Rodríguez

Located on Montjuic hill in Barcelona and designed by the rationalist style architect Josep Lluis Sert, ​​the Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is a unique space imagined by Miró with a dream of bringing art to the entire world.

The construction of this museum in 1975 was a major event in Barcelona because at the time there was a lack of cultural infrastructure in the city. Now 40 years have passed and the Foundation’s spaces host the work of Joan Miró as well as temporary exhibitions of emerging artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

© Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez +16

Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places

09:40 - 8 September, 2016
Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places
Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places

Simon, leading manufacturer of interfaces and electrical equipment, and technology solutions creator for home and business environments, is celebrating its centenary this year with a series of events. Among them, it is now opening the call for its first architecture award: Living places.

Bar Nou / MAIO

02:00 - 2 September, 2016
Bar Nou / MAIO, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architecture Project Team

    María Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner
  • Area

    149.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona

16:40 - 24 August, 2016
9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona

The International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is an international event, that takes place every two years in Barcelona, gathering architects, professionals, students and professors from all over the world.

Tamarit Apartment / RAS Arquitectura

05:00 - 7 August, 2016
Tamarit Apartment / RAS Arquitectura, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Engineering

    Mares Ingenieros
  • Structure

    Diagonal Estructuras
  • Client

    Private commission
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Jose Hevia, Courtesy of RAS Arquitectura

Campus Motor / Pere Puig Arquitecte

05:00 - 31 July, 2016
Campus Motor / Pere Puig Arquitecte, © Carla Arbós
© Carla Arbós

© Carla Arbós © Carla Arbós © Carla Arbós © Carla Arbós +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Puig i Rodríguez
  • Area

    2816.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Casa Pizarro / A53 + Marc Mazeres

09:00 - 16 July, 2016
Casa Pizarro  / A53 + Marc Mazeres, © Nicolás Fotografía
© Nicolás Fotografía

© Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architectes

    Juliette Boulard, Vasilki Arampatzaki , Marc Mazeres
  • Main Contractor

    OAK 2000
  • Area

    53.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

07:00 - 25 June, 2016
Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

When Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, the director of the school Elies Rogent reportedly declared: "Gentlemen, we are here today either in the presence of a genius or a madman!" [1] Well over a century later, this tension is still evident in Gaudí's work; though he is widely regarded as a genius architect, his distinctive style stands as a singularity in architectural history - simultaneously awe-inspiring and bizarre, never fitting into any stylistic movement, and never adapted or emulated, except by those still working to complete his magnum opus, Barcelona's famous Sagrada Família.

Alan's Apartment Renovation / EO arquitectura

15:00 - 9 May, 2016
Alan's Apartment Renovation / EO arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Client

    Alan
  • Author Architects

    Adrian Elizalde, Clara Ocaña
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Become an International Architect at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

10:07 - 26 April, 2016
Become an International Architect at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

If you would like to make a positive impact on the world through architecture, and study in a multidisciplinary and international environment, find out more about the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.