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Architecture of Catalunya

04 December 2009

1929 – Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe One of the classic designs of International Modernism, technically this building should be called the German Pavilion in Barcelona, since it was constructed as a temporary building...

04 December 2009

1992 – Fish, Barcelona

Architect: Frank Gehry For years, Frank Gehry has been concerned with fish imagery. Here, his fish fixation is manifested by a 35 metre x 54 metre fish made of steel lattice. The fish...

04 December 2009

1992 – Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill One of two landmark towers marking the beginning of the Olympic Port area, the Hotel Arts by SOM is 153 metres tall. Like the neighbouring tower, the Hotel...

04 December 2009

1992 – Torre de Communicació de Collserola, Barcelona

Architect: Foster & Partners Built for the Barcelona Olympics, this tower by Norman Foster & Partners was a competition winning entry to centralise the communications equipment which was spread all over the mountaintop....

04 December 2009

1994 – El Corte Inglés, Barcelona

Architect: Torres & Lapeà±a / MBM El Corte Inglés is a massive department store dominating the Plaça de Catalunya. The original store was mid block and dated from 1962. Torres & Lapeà±an were...

04 December 2009

1995 – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is part of a cultural axis of buildings designed to open up the Raval area for rejuvenation. During the run-up to...

04 December 2009

2002 – CaixaForum, Barcelona

Architects: Roberto Luna, Robert Brufau, José Francisco Asarta, Arata Isozaki Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick Art Nouveau fortress was opened in early 2002...

04 December 2009

2005 – Mercat Santa Caterina, Barcelona

Architect: Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue Birds have the best view – the 5,500 square metre roof is stunning from above. Inside, the ceiling’s abundant laminated wood arches upwards, reminiscent of upturned boats. An...

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