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AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles + Estudio Carme Pinos

01:00 - 19 May, 2013
AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles + Estudio Carme Pinos, © Flickr Frans Drewniak (CC BY-SA)
© Flickr Frans Drewniak (CC BY-SA)

Completed in 1994, the Igualada Cemetery was designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos to be a place of reflection and memories. After 10 years of construction, their envision of a new type of cemetery was completed and began to consider those that were laid to rest, as well as the families that still remained.

The Igualada Cemetery is understood by the architects to be a “city of the dead” where the dead and the living are brought closer together in spirit. As much as the project is a place for those to be laid to rest, it is a place for those to come and reflect in the solitude and serenity of the Catalonian landscape of Barcelona, Spain. More on the project after the break.

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AD Classics: Scottish Parliament Building / Enric Miralles

01:00 - 14 February, 2011
AD Classics: Scottish Parliament Building / Enric Miralles, Skylights of the Garden Lobby. Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012
Skylights of the Garden Lobby. Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012

Ten years after its completion, the reputation of the Scottish Parliament Building is finally being redefined. Among architects and the academic elite, it has long been heralded as a masterpiece of abstract modernism and perhaps the finest work of Enric Miralles' all-too-short career. For the general public, however, it was initially known mainly in infamy for being overdue, over budget, and for having its commission awarded to a non-Scottish architect. Only now is it beginning to receive the public acceptance it deserves, as the genius of the architecture emerges from the shadow cast by its mired construction process.

© Dave Morris Photography Debating Chamber. Image © Wikimedia Commons - Mogens Engelund © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012 MSP Office Building. Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012 + 14

AD Classics: AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles

00:00 - 13 January, 2011
AD Classics: AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles

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