Situated in one of the best shoppingmalls in the city centre, L’Illa Diagonal, the new flagship store from Lurdes Bergada is divided into two clearly defined areas linking technical aspects of a clothing store behind a “wooden skin” and keeping clothes as the main focus.
Architects: Dear design
Location: L’illa Diagonal Shopping Mall, 557, Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Ignasi Llauradó, Eric Dufourd, Dorien Peeters
Client: Lurdes Bergada & Syngman Cucala
Project Area: 63 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pol Cucala
Dear design’s team was faced with the design challenge of gathering all of the functions of a shoe store in less than 25 square meters. The diaphanous nature of the design results in a contemporary, clean and organized space. More photographs and drawings of Nino following the break.
Architects: Q d’ARQUITECTURA / Jordi Grané Aran
Location: Matadepera, Barcelona, Spain
Construction: Jordi Llobet Contratista d’Obres S.L.
Structural consultant: Eskubi-Turro Arquitectes S.L.
Technical architect: Meritxell Giménez Dalmau
Project area: 260 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Jordi Grané Aran
Architects: XVA Arquitectura
Location: Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
Project Authors: Xavier Vancells | Jaume Armengol
Collaborators: Antonio Vagace, Jordi Bosch, Victor Lacima, Manu Pagès, Jordi Ubach, David Brufau, Montse García
Service Engineers: RC Engineers
Structural Engineers: Josep Florència
Quantity Surveyor: Josep Malgosa, Josep Sánchez
Client: ATHC- Atlètic Terrassa Hockey Club
Site Area: 2,568 sqm
Project Area: 1,677 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó
Currently under construction, the Film Theatre of Catalonia is a new building for the Cinematheque of Catalunya in the Raval, Barcelona. Mateo Arquitectura won first prize in 2004 for their design proposal and they were kind enough to share their construction photographs with us. Follow the break for more photographs and an extract of the meeting between Josep Lluís Mateo and José Luis Guerín about the Raval district in Barcelona.
Our newest addition to the site, our AD Classics, highlight impressive and innovative buildings spanning the course of history. While we are continually fascinated by Kahn’s National Assembly Building of Bangladesh (1982) or SOM’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (1963), what about works that date even farther back….before Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation (1952) and Mies’ Farnsworth House (1951); before the Eames House (1945) and Wright’s Unity Temple (1905). Dating back to the 1880s, Antoni Gaudí devoted over a decade of his life to one of Barcelona’s, and the architecture world’s, most prized structures, la Sagrada Família. The cathedral has remained under construction for hundreds of years as debates concerning whether or not its current state is too far from the original vision continually spark controversy. Yet, this Sunday, as the NY Times reported, Pope Benedict XVI visited the cathedral to consecrate the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. The visit spurred hundreds of workers to prepare the church in an effort to highlight the newest “ latest architectural and artistic features”.
More after the break.
The Santa Caterina Market is Barcelona’s oldest market, built in 1848. Nearly the entire market was recently renovated by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Associated Architects. The very expressive arc roof, mosaic tiled designed by artist Toni Comella, displays vivid colors and figures that represent vegetables and fruit.
Video: Studio Banana TV
For JDS Architects‘ Encants Market in Barcelona, the firm employs their conventional strong geometry to create an open market place. The occupiable roof measures 7 meters in thickness and contains about half of the market’s activity (the other half occurs between the roof and the parking level). Inside, a ramp brings visitors to ground level, echoing the same circulation ideas found in Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York Guggenheim. From ground level, the open sides of the market create a feeling of permeability, allowing easy access for those passing by.
More images after the break.
Architects: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Director: Iñaki Ábalos
Collaborators: Víctor Garzón, Renata Sentkiewicz, Alfonso Miguel, Ismael Martín, Elena Cuerda, Haizea Aguirre
Client: Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Structure: BOMA (Agustí Obiol, Javier Asensio)
Services: AB2, FLUIDSA, PREFIRE
Technical Architect: CASOBI (Eduard Casanovas)
Lighting: SPAILLUM (Jose Mª Civil)
Project Area: 4,150 sqm
Budget: 8,000,000 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: José Hevia
This year’s World Architecture Festival, WAF2010, will take place from November 3rd to 5th in Barcelona. The WAF is an international event to reward excellence in a fully interactive inclusive live format. The festival features seminars and exhibition content, as well as projects from architects all over the world (last year 1507 architects from 71 countries came to Barcelona). To submit an entry, just create an online account here before July 2. Plus, architects are encouraged to submit more than one project.
More information about how projects will be judged after the break.
The goal of this assignment is to achieve an architectural ensemble that responds to the multiple scales that these kind of projects require. The project to develop must not only attend to the specific function it’s designed for but also to its urban insertion and impact.
Because of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Cerda’s master plan for the expansion of Barcelona the project takes place on a site located in a consolidated sector of this rectangular grid that is considered one of the first examples of modern urbanism. As many of the master plans that followed after Cerda’s the expansion is based on a rectangular abstract grid that is only interrupted by important avenues, topography or landmark buildings.
The 22@ is an experimental district in Barcelona, Spain, with a mayor energetic load (District Climate), where the new values of the companies are intangible: they are not based in having natural resources of water, soil, gas, they don’t have real-estate values, retransmission rights (media Pro), they have patents (Indra), they have intelligence, programming and interaction (like the Reactable of Sergi Jorda from the Pompeu), a district, the way Artur Serra from I2CAT and the people form the 22@ say, an urban Lab.
Is here where Spanish architect Enric Ruiz Geli designed this innovative building with a net-like steel structure, avoiding pillars on the ground floor, introducing the public spaces to the building.
Architect: Enric Ruiz-Geli
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Estructure: Manel Raventós
Interior Design: Manel Soler Caralps
Technical Architect: Arantza Garetaonandia
Estructure Constructor: Antonio Diosdado
Installations: Joaquim Ribes Quintana
Natural Roof: Jardines Burés
Landscape Design: Joan Madorell
Glass Work: Cricursa
Glass Rocks: Emiliana Design Estudio
Steel Work: Aluminis Empordł
Visuals: Laia Jutglà
Moving Surfaces: Panelite
Fixed Surfaces: Japlac
Project Year: 2005
Photographer: Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
Architects: b720 Arquitectos
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect in Charge: Fermin Vazquez
Project Chiefs: Peco Mulet, Fernando Luna, Andreas Moser
Project Team: Pablo González, Laura Marticorena, Carles Martínez-Almoyna, Eduard Miralles, Manuel Rivas, Giussy Ottonelli
On Site Team: Andreas Moser, Eduard Miralles
Client: Layetana Inmobiliaria
Developer: Layetana Inmobiliaria
General Contractor: Costruccions Baldó, S.A.
Structural Engineer: Guillem González (Base 2)
Project Area: 17,400 sqm
Construction Year: 2004-2008
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba