New architecture in old Barcelona
June 25, 2009 9:57 AM Subscribe
Barcelona architecture: I'm looking for an image of a specific piece of modern architecture in the Barri Raval, Barcelona
posted by Flashman to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This building is (or was when I was studying in BCN in 1998) part of the Ramon Llull University. It's in Raval, maybe 10 blocks south of the Museum of Contemporary Art on a dense, narrow street that runs perpendicular to the Rambla.
What it is, or the part that I'm interested in, is a perfectly blank, sheer façade of milky glass, 3-4 storeys tall, that forms the entry to a larger complex of buildings that occupy the centre of the block. Appearing like a vein of quartz splitting the chaos of the surrounding streetscape - crumbling old buildings, balconies with washing strung between them, this part of Raval was still pretty much a slum - I remember it as such a powerful, poetic piece of architecture.
If anybody knows anything about this building, and perhaps has or knows where I can find more information and images, I'd really appreciate it (it would greatly help developing some ideas for a project I'm currently working on). Gràcies!