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FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel

11:00 - 8 September, 2015
FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel, The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock
The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock

FC Barcelona has announced 14 teams in the running for two planned overhauls of their facilities at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, including alterations to their main stadium and the rebuilding of the Palau Blaugrana, the nearby arena owned by the club and used primarily for basketball and handball. The alterations to the two buildings are part of a larger €600 million project, known officially as "Nou Espai Barça," which seeks to improve the club's entire campus, also adding an ice skating rink, new offices, 5,000 parking spaces and improving the outdoor space surrounding the facilities. The Nou Espai Barça project was approved by the club's fanbase last April after a 72% vote in favor of the proposal.

The list names eight teams - including BIG, Populous, HKS and Arup Sport - in the running for the overhaul of the stadium itself, which will involve the addition of almost 6,000 seats to bring the stadium's total capacity to 105,000, increasing the stadium's lead as the largest football stadium in Europe. It will also include a complete redesign of the lowest seating tier to offer improved views, and the addition of a roof over the terraces. Also named are the six teams in the running to rebuild the Palau Blaugrana.

Gaudí’s Casa Vicens to Open as a Museum in 2016

12:00 - 7 September, 2015
Gaudí’s Casa Vicens to Open as a Museum in 2016, Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr CC]
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr CC]

Designed by Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona when he was 30, and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, Casa Vicens will be converted into a museum and open its doors to the public during the second half of 2016. 

Built between 1883 and 1889, Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Gaudí. The building’s current owner, a subsidiary of the financial group Mora Banc Grup, is currently working on its restoration and the museum planning. “The mission of Casa Vicens as a house museum is to present the first Gaudí house, presenting it as an essential work to understand his unique architectural language and the development of Art Nouveau in Barcelona,” explained the executive manager of the project, Mercedes Mora, in a recent interview with Iconic Houses

Learn more after the break. 

Casa Vicens. Image © Michela Simoncini [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] +5

RESSÒ / ETSAV-UPC Team

05:00 - 3 September, 2015
RESSÒ / ETSAV-UPC Team, © Andrés Flajszer
© Andrés Flajszer

© Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer +38

Tapas Bar 4 Latas / Pepe Gascon + Víctor Sala

05:00 - 23 August, 2015
Tapas Bar 4 Latas   / Pepe Gascon + Víctor Sala, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Londres, 99, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pepe Gascón, Víctor Sala Bori
  • Area

    83.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Sandwich Bar Blitz / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

13:00 - 1 August, 2015
Sandwich Bar Blitz / FLEXOARQUITECTURA, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça d'Urquinaona, 08010 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomeu Ramis, Aixa del Rey and Barbara Vich
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Apartment Tibbaut / RAS Arquitectura

09:00 - 27 July, 2015

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +23

Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo

06:00 - 24 July, 2015
Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo, Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Spanish architect Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura has launched the “BCN Architecture Guide,” a free application to help travelers and architecture lovers explore Barcelona. The app guides users to both highlights of the city’s built environment as well as its natural environment, including some “places to experience nature in tension with the city, places to be rather than objects to look at.”

The app is available for download in both the App Store and Google Play.

ZAMNESS / nook architects

13:00 - 13 July, 2015
ZAMNESS / nook architects, © nieve | Productora Audiovisual
© nieve | Productora Audiovisual

© nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual +21

Rehabilitación de la Torre del Baró / Jordi Farrando

02:00 - 11 July, 2015
Rehabilitación de la Torre del Baró / Jordi Farrando, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera Alta de les Roquetes, 311, 08033 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    318.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Diploma

16:00 - 5 July, 2015
Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Diploma, Courtesy of Enric Miralles Foundation
Courtesy of Enric Miralles Foundation

The Enric Miralles Foundation, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University in Catalunya (UPC), will offer a postgraduate program called Social Urban Regeneration, starting October 8. Students will create a social urban project over the course of 10 weeks specializing in integrated, contemporary, and sustainable urban planning. The project, entitled "2017 Grand Paris Clichy-Montferneil Suburbs of Paris," will look into the question of how new cities should be planned, and how older cities can be renewed and renovated. 

Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura

05:00 - 24 June, 2015
Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob

16:00 - 15 June, 2015
Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +6

2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

04:00 - 8 June, 2015
2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

Exhibitions, much like publications and films, are one of the key contemporary methods for the communication of architectural concepts and ideas. They allow the practice, curator or educative body to edit and present information and visuals in a way which narrates a story, provokes new ideas, or feeds into a wider discourse. For many, exhibitions are an invaluable source of inspiration and an engaging way of gaining new, or reaffirming old, knowledge and design precedents. Intimately linked to the space or place in which they are displayed, the best exhibitions also remind us that the practice of architecture is both a profession and a discipline; a valuable way of understanding the built, and unbuilt, world we live in.

If you're traveling to, living or studying in Europe this summer then dive into our compilation of what we consider to be some of the most informative and exciting exhibitions on show in between June and October 2015. If you visit them, or any other exhibitions that you enjoy, share a photograph on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #archdailyexhibitions.

Check out our favourite exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and design, from Jyväskylä to Milano, after the break. 

Architecture: Concept and Notation at SAM The Brutalist Playground, London. Image © Assemble & Simon Terrill UK Pavilion / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu 'Africa' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Image © Kere Dano +7

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

20:00 - 29 May, 2015
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill, Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Area

    42.818 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Mercado del Born Square / Vora

09:00 - 29 May, 2015
Mercado del Born Square / Vora, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mercat del Born, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Design Team

    Adrià Guardiet, Miquel Camps, Jordi Riba, Eva Cotman, Ondrej Fabian
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona

19:30 - 26 May, 2015
Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona, Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break.

Apartment and Courtyard in Barcelona / CAVAA arquitectes

10:00 - 19 May, 2015
Apartment and Courtyard in Barcelona  / CAVAA arquitectes, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Poblenou, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
  • Technical Architect

    Pep Vinuesa
  • Photographs

Industrial Loft Grober / Meta-studio

03:03 - 19 May, 2015
Industrial Loft  Grober / Meta-studio, © Lluis Carbonell
© Lluis Carbonell

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Lluis Carbonell © Aitor Estévez +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Elena del Pozo Fernández, Dimitri Davoise.
  • Budget

    95.000 €
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs