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CP House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
CP House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa y Xavier Morell
  • Project Area

    477.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

01:00 - 29 November, 2014
The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid's Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like the building has never been out of the news. Most recently, remarks made by Hadid concerning the deaths of construction workers under Qatar’s questionable working conditions created a media firestorm of legal proportions. Hadid’s stadium has been widely mocked for its ‘biological’ appearance, not to mention the fact that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for which the stadium will be built, has encountered a storm of controversy all of its own.

The criticism surrounding Al Wakrah has prompted us to look far and wide for the world’s most debated buildings. Could Al Wakrah be the most controversial building of all time? Check out ArchDaily’s roundup of nine contenders after the break.

Find out which buildings top our controversial list after the break

Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Provença, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Construction

    Forneas Guida
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Provença Apartment / NUG

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
Provença Apartment / NUG, © Andrés Flajszer
© Andrés Flajszer

© Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer +14

  • Architects

  • Ubicación

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Amadeu Santacana, Umberto Viotto
  • Área

    143.0 m2
  • Año Proyecto

    2013
  • Fotografías

Office Dones del 36 / Zest Architecture

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Office Dones del 36 / Zest Architecture, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Dones del 36, 08012 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Co Govers, Joana Ramalhete
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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

© Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas +19

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

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

OAK Showroom / Anna & Eugeni Bach

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

© Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach +20

  • 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 + La Salle

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

© Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça Nova 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Urbanus; Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan / La Salle: Josep Ferrando + Eugeni Bach + Jaime Font + 25 estudiantes
  • Project Architect

    Bernat Riera
  • Team

    Runze Hu, Zhifei Hao, YanHui Ma, YueYu Luo
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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
© nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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

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