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Col.legi d'Arquitectes

  • Pl. Nova 5 Map It
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Educational Institution

Updated 03/10/2014

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Barcelona's College of Architects, constructed in 1961 by Xavier Busquets, houses three important gems: a superb library (across the street), where for a small fee the college's bibliographical resources are at your disposal for research; a bookstore specializing in architecture, design, and drafting supplies; and an excellent restaurant (one of the city's great secrets). The Picasso friezes on the facade of the building were designed by the artist in 1960; inside are

two more, one a vision of Barcelona and the other dedicated to the sardana, Catalonia's traditional folk dance. The glass-and-concrete modernity of the building itself raises hackles: how could architects, of all people, be so blithely unconcerned—even contemptuous—about the aesthetics of accommodation to the Gothic setting around it? (For English on the website, click under Idioma.)

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Pl. Nova 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

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  • Mon.–Sat. 10–8

Updated 03/10/2014


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