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Duplex in Gracia / Zest Architecture

02:00 - 2 March, 2016
Duplex in Gracia / Zest Architecture, © Lluís Casals
© Lluís Casals

© Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gràcia, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Team

    Co Govers and Joana Ramalhete
  • Area

    277.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

18:11 - 1 March, 2016
International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

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. Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines linked to its study and evolution.

Marina Port Vell / SCOB

05:00 - 17 February, 2016
Marina Port Vell / SCOB , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Sergi Carulla y Óscar Blasco
  • COB Architecture Team

    Susana Toyos, Nathalia Baños, Yaiza Terré, Gerard Yubero, Begoña Garrido, Xavier Gràcia
  • Project Area

    19420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

HOK and TAC Arquitectes Win Competition to Design Palau Blaugrana at FC Barcelona

06:00 - 12 February, 2016
HOK and TAC Arquitectes Win Competition to Design Palau Blaugrana at FC Barcelona, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of HOK
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of HOK

After an international design competition, sports venue specialists HOK and Barcelona-based TAC Arquitectes have been selected to design the new 10,000 seat arena for FC Barcelona, the New Palau Blaugrana. Replacing the old arena which was built in 1971, the building is estimated to open for the 2019-2020 FC Barcelona Lassa basketball season. The redevelopment of the Palau Blaugrana is part of a larger scheme by the football team to refresh their entire campus - including the famous Camp Nou stadium for which a shortlist including BIG, Populous and HKS was announced in September, with a winner expected to be announced in March. Read on for the architects' description of their Palau Blaugrana design.

Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura

15:00 - 10 February, 2016
Flat Renovation in the Eixample of Barcelona / M2arquitectura, © José Hevia Blach
© José Hevia Blach

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Meritxell Lázaro, Mischa Essletzbichler
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: The Six Towers that will Crown the Sagrada Família

08:00 - 7 February, 2016

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, more commonly known simply as the Sagrada Família, has been under construction in Barcelona since 1882, but now completion of the church is finally in sight. As this video from the Basilica’s YouTube page illustrates, the six final towers are set to be completed by 2026, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect who devoted much of his life to the design and construction of the building. These six towers, representing the Virgin Mary, the four evangelists, and Jesus Christ, will be the last and tallest of 18 spires on the church, and will make the Sagrada Família the tallest church building in the world.

Gallery: Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès by Alvaro Siza + Aresta Arquitectura

18:00 - 1 February, 2016
© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Architecture photographer Joao Morgado just shared with us images of Alvaro Siza's newest project in Barcelona -designed in collaboration with local office Aresta Arquitectura- the Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès.

The project is conformed by two red brick buildings, one which houses an auditorium with capacity for 300 seats and a second building with all the offices and technical spaces associated to the theater.

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Wer-haus / LaBoqueria + Marta Peinado Alós

11:00 - 31 December, 2015
Wer-haus / LaBoqueria + Marta Peinado Alós, © hcevisuals
© hcevisuals

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Juno’s House / Nook Architects

15:00 - 29 December, 2015
Juno’s House / Nook Architects, © nieve | Productora Audiovisual
© nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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Apartment Refurbishment in Gran Via / Anna & Eugeni Bach

05:00 - 28 December, 2015
Apartment Refurbishment in Gran Via / Anna & Eugeni Bach, © Eugeni Bach
© Eugeni Bach

© Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach +16

Smart Moves for Cities: The Urban Mobility Revolution Will Start With These 3 Projects

12:00 - 25 November, 2015

A smart city isn’t necessarily a city brimming with technology. This crucial (and, thankfully, growingly accepted) clarification was strongly emphasized by a panel of experts during the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. However, the piloted driving—which, in layman's terms means cars that drive themselves—that Audi has been testing and implementing is as high-tech, impressive and brimming with technology as one might expect. Beyond the “ooh and aah” factor of a car that needs no human driver, the spatial implications for our cities are undeniable, and the sooner architects can learn to work with and appreciate this technology, the better. In a city equipped with smart mobility solutions, we can expect technology to drive positive changes to social behavior and the affordability of the cities. But for this, we need visionary leaders. 

Last week Audi showed their commitment to finding these visionary leaders in the field of architecture by announcing the implementation of three Urban Future Partnerships in Somerville/Boston and Mexico City. In the words of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, the three pilot projects represent a key move for the car manufacturer: “The development of an investment logic for mobility infrastructure in cities will be an integral part of our company strategy.” 

Baró de Viver Civic Center / Territori 24

09:00 - 14 November, 2015
Baró de Viver Civic Center  / Territori 24, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Quito, 8, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Adrià Calvo L’Orange, Ivan Pérez Barés, Bet Alabern Cortina, Alvaro Casanovas Leal
  • Area

    1652.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House AB. Barcelona / built architecture

13:00 - 13 November, 2015
House AB. Barcelona / built architecture, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Diana Carbonell, Jaime Batlle, Victor Alavedra
  • Design Team

    Diana Carbonell, Jaime Batlle, Victor Alavedra, Ignacio Arizu, Jennifer Álvarez
  • Area

    153.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sculptured Central Nucleus / Sergi Pons architects

09:00 - 7 November, 2015
Sculptured Central Nucleus  / Sergi Pons architects, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

Technology Center Leitat / PICHARCHITECTS

09:00 - 31 October, 2015
Technology Center Leitat / PICHARCHITECTS, © Lourdes Jansana
© Lourdes Jansana

© Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana © Lourdes Jansana +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camí Antic València Poble Nou, 22, 08004 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    4468.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Gaudí's Sagrada Família to Become Tallest Church in Europe by 2026

14:30 - 23 October, 2015
Gaudí's Sagrada Família to Become Tallest Church in Europe by 2026, Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: Jose Gonzalvo Vivas, bajo CC BY 2.0
Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: Jose Gonzalvo Vivas, bajo CC BY 2.0

133 years since the laying of its foundation, the construction of Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família has entered its final phase. This news was announced in a recent press conference by the project's directing architect Jordi Faulí, who will oversee the completion of six new towers that will raise the "Tower of Jesus Christ" to 172.5 meters-tall, making it the tallest religious structure in Europe and Barcelona's tallest building. 

The final stage will include the construction of the 172.5 meter Tower of Jesus Christ, as well as five other 135-meter towers honoring the Virgin Mary and the four apostles. 

More information and a video after the break.

These Children's Playhouses Mimic Contemporary Japanese Architecture

06:00 - 21 October, 2015
These Children's Playhouses Mimic Contemporary Japanese Architecture, via Etsy © SmartPlayhouse
via Etsy © SmartPlayhouse

Barcelona-based designer David Lamolla of SmartPlayhouse creates children’s playhouses based on contemporary architecture styles, aiming to create fun spaces for children that are also sculptural elements for the garden. His Kyoto playhouse series is inspired by minimalist Japanese architecture, taking on a form reminiscent of Toyo Ito’s Mikimoto Ginza 2 building. 

House LLP / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

09:00 - 24 September, 2015
House LLP  / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +28