Mercat dels Encants

The new Market Hall at the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes was opened in 2013. The draft mirrored roof structure, was designed by Fermin Vázquez by the architectural firm of "Estudio b720" from Barcelona.    


Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes

Edificio Media TIC

The TIC "Casa de las Tecnologías de la Innovación y la Comunicación" is an incubator for innovative companies and company founders. The steel structure with a facade of plastic membranes, is a building that requires almost no energy. The futuristic building was opened  in 2010.  


Carrer de Sancho de Ávila

Edificio CMT

Another building in "Distrito 22@ de Barcelona" is the Edificio CTM of Batlle I Roig Arquitectos. The eye-catching, orange sunscreen elements completely cover the building of the "Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones" (CMT). The office building was in completed in 2011.  


Carrer de Bolivia 56

Disseny Hub

The Disseny Hub houses the "Foment de les Arts i el Disseny", the "Barcelona Center of Design" and the "Museum of Design". The Design Center was built in 2013 by MBM Architectes from Barcelona.  


Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes


Edificio INDRA

The office building INDRA was built in 2006 as one of the first projects in "Distrito 22 @ de Barcelona", an urban transformation process in Poblenou. The former industrial factories were demolished and replaced by new buildings. The 10-storey office building stands on a pedestal in which the building technology is located. The design is by b720 architects. In front of the façade is a layer of stainless steel mesh that reduces solar radiation by 50%.  


Carrer de Roc Boronat 133

Museu Blau

Herzog & de Meuron designed the building in 2004 for the Universal Forum of Cultures. Later on the use was changed to become a museum. The swiss architects also planned the exhibition concept, of the Museu Blau which was opened to the public in 2011.


Plaza Leonardo da Vinci  

Caixa Forum

The Caxia Forum was created in 2002 in a former textile factory. The Art Nouveau building of Josep Puig i Cadafalch was opened in 1911. The new entrance area was added by japanese architect Arata Isozaki. 


Av. del Marques de Comillas 6-8 

Placa de Toros Las Arenas

The former bullring built in 1900 was converted by Richard Rogers architects into a 6-storey shopping mall in 2011. The center offers a wrap-around viewing platform on the top floor. 


Plaça d'Espanya

Mercat Santa Caterina

The covered market "Mercat Santa Caterina" of 1848 was redesigned by Enric Miralles between 1997-2005. Striking is the curved roof with colorful, octagonal tiles. Unfortunately Miralles died in 2000. 


Av. Francesc Cambó

Torre Agbar

The 142 m high "Torre Agbar" was built in 2005 by Jean Nouvel. The French architect was inspired by the "Montserrat Mountains" near Barcelona. However, the tower should also remind you of the power and brightness of a geyser. The construction of the "Torre Agbar" started in 1999. After six years the office building of Agbar (the water authority of Barcelona) was completed.


Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes


The "Auditori" (auditorium) is the music complex of Barcelona opened in 1999. There is the National Orchestra of Catalonia, the Music Museum and the College of Music. From the outside you will see a concrete construction with a facade cladding of rusty metal. Inside it is the other way round, you will step into the light of an open patio. The building was designed by Rafael Moneo from Madrid. 


Calle de Lepant / Av. Meridiana

Torre de Collserola

The "Torre de Collserola" stands on the 425 m high summit of Turó de Vilana, which belongs to the Sierra de Collserola mountain range. The 288 m high TV tower was built for the Olympic Games in 1992. Sir Norman Foster was the archiect of the tower. There is a public observation deck on 135 m. 


Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo

German Pavilion

The "German Pavilion" at the World Fair 1929 was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After the show the iconic building was demolished. The architectural icon was reconstructed in 1983. 


Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia 7


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