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Puig Tower / Rafael Moneo + Antonio Puig, Josep Riu GCA Architects + Lucho Marcial

01:00 - 27 October, 2014
Puig Tower / Rafael Moneo + Antonio Puig, Josep Riu GCA Architects + Lucho Marcial, © Rafael Vargas
© Rafael Vargas

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Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona / TBI Architecture & Engineering

01:00 - 26 October, 2014
Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona / TBI Architecture & Engineering, © José Hevia Blach
© José Hevia Blach

© José Hevia Blach © José Hevia Blach © José Hevia Blach © José Hevia Blach +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronda de Sant Pere, 32, 08010 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Director TBI

    Miguel Jordá
  • Architecture

    Stefan Richter
  • Design and Interior design

    Gregor Mertens
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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OAK Showroom / Anna & Eugeni Bach

01:00 - 8 October, 2014
OAK Showroom / Anna & Eugeni Bach, © Eugeni Bach
© Eugeni Bach

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborator

    Albert Cabrer
  • Area

    244.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Barcelona Wins Bloomberg 2014 Mayors Challenge

00:00 - 26 September, 2014
Barcelona Wins Bloomberg 2014 Mayors Challenge, © Flickr CC User Andrew Zen
© Flickr CC User Andrew Zen

Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded its 2014 Mayors Challenge to Barcelona, selecting its plan to deal with the problems of an ageing population over the proposals of 20 other European cities shortlisted earlier this year. The award, developed to promote the most creative and transferable solutions to intractable social problems such as public health, unemployment and transportation, carries a €5 million prize for Barcelona to put toward implementing the plan. In addition, four runners-up - Athens, Kirklees, Stockholm and Warsaw - will also receive €1 million each for their own plans.

"To meet the biggest challenges of the 21st century, city leaders must think creatively and be unafraid to try new things – and the Mayors Challenge is designed to help them do that," said Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Read on after the break to learn more about the proposals of Barcelona and the four runners-up

Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Endesa World Fab Condenser  / MARGEN-LAB, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 08013 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Daniel Ibáñez, Rodrigo Rubio
  • Collaborator

    FAB LAB NETWORK
  • Client

    IAAC, ENDESA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gaudí's Sagrada Família To Reach Another Milestone

00:00 - 23 September, 2014

The Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona have laid out their planned milestones for the forthcoming year, visualising it in a short film that begins to piece together Antoni Gaudí's incredible vision. The Sacristy and Raking Cornice will be constructed between this year and next, while new stained glass windows will be installed flooding the interior spaces with evermore coloured light.

Heathcote Examines The Architecture Of Scottish Independence

00:00 - 19 September, 2014
Heathcote Examines The Architecture Of Scottish Independence, Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament Building. Image Courtesy of University of Edinburgh
Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament Building. Image Courtesy of University of Edinburgh

Scotland have voted against independence.

Arguably there are only two architects in history that have become almost completely synonymous with one particular city - Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Glasgow and Antoní Gaudi for Barcelona. Indeed, a Catalonian architect, Enric Miralles, designed the Scottish Parliament Building in Holyrood, Edinburgh. The fact that both of these cities are part of large enclaves who are seeking, or have sought, independence is perhaps just a coincidence. Architecture, often used as a symbol for the identity of nationhood, will certainly be part of a wider dialogue about the Union of the United Kingdom following yesterday's referendum.

BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus, © Runze Hu
© Runze Hu

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AD Classics: Olympic Archery Range / Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos

01:00 - 21 August, 2014
AD Classics: Olympic Archery Range / Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos, The Training Pavilion
The Training Pavilion

For architects, it is a project perhaps more recognizable in plan than in photograph. The dazzling rhythmic complexity of the construction drawings for Barcelona’s Olympic Archery Range, completed in 1991, brought more fame to the 1992 Olympic event than any arrow shot from the buildings’ shadow. The drawings show an overlay of organic curves and rectilinear shapes working in sublime harmony, producing a composition that clearly conveys both the architects' concept and the process through which it was developed. Amazingly, the project is no less spectacular in person than on paper, and its completion helped launch the husband-and-wife partnership of Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós into international stardom.

Courtesy of the Architects The Competition Pavilion. Image © Dieter Janssen, DJA Training Pavilion Detail. Image © Dieter Janssen, DJA © Dieter Janssen, DJA +17

MARIA & CUBÍ / nookarchitects

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
MARIA & CUBÍ  / nookarchitects, © nieve | Productora Audiovisual
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Interior Renovation of an Apartment in Les Corts / Sergi Pons

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Interior Renovation of an Apartment in Les Corts / Sergi Pons, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Construction Company

    GdR
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Dental Angels / YLAB Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Dental Angels / YLAB Arquitectos, © Ciro Frank Schiappa
© Ciro Frank Schiappa

© Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
  • Area

    108.0 sqm
  • Photographs

SALVA46 / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10

01:00 - 4 August, 2014
SALVA46  / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10 , © Asier Rua
© Asier Rua

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Rocha Apartment / CaSA

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
Rocha Apartment / CaSA, © Roberto Ruiz
© Roberto Ruiz

© Roberto Ruiz © Roberto Ruiz © Roberto Ruiz © Roberto Ruiz +84

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Surface

    170m2 + 10m2 of terrace

  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Renovation of an apartment in Eixample / Sergi Pons

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
Renovation of an apartment in Eixample / Sergi Pons, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Developer

    GdR
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Las Arenas / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Las Arenas / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer, Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer
Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gran Vía Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385, 08015 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaboration

    Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners.
  • Area

    105000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer

G-ROC / Nook Architects

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
G-ROC / Nook Architects, © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual
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