On 13 October 2022 at 6 pm, Brick Award and Guiding Architects invite all those interested to discover Barcelona’s Camp del Ferro Sports Complex in conversation with its authors. The new facility by Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, AIA and Gustau Gili has been nominated for the Brick Award 2022, a biennial accolade that celebrates the best brick architecture from around the globe.
Organised with the aim of promoting knowledge transfer in the field of architecture, the event consists of a lecture on brick architecture, given by the architect and theoretician Pedro Azara, followed by a guided tour of the premises of the Camp del Ferro Sports Centre by one of its architects, Gustau Gili. The activity is aimed at both construction professionals and people interested in the subject. Participation is free, but places are limited and require pre-registration via Eventbrite.
- Introduction by Lorenzo Kárász, Director de Guiding Architects Barcelona
- The origin of brick architecture – Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pedro Azara, Director of the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques, UPC Barcelona
- Short presentation of the project by the architect Gustau Gili Galfetti
- Guided tour of the building with Gustau Gili Galfetti
Thursday, 13 October 2022, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm CEST
Poliesportiu Municipal Camp del Ferro, Plaça Albert Badia i Mur, 1 08027 Barcelona
© José Hevia
About Camp del Ferro
The newly completed exposed brick building is the result of the collaboration of the three architectural practices Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, AIA and Gustau Gili. Making intelligent use of the reduced dimensions of the site and, with its industrial aesthetic and imposing volume, Camp del Ferro Sports Centre blends perfectly into the urban fabric of the surrounding area. Its creators want the building to be seen as a contribution to the dialogue between the industrial past and the sustainable future of Barcelona’s La Sagrera district.
About Brick Award InsighTours
Guiding Architects, the international network for professional architecture tours, and the Austrian building material company Wienerberger are launching the first edition of InsighTours, a series of guided visits that allow visitors to experience first-hand some of the buildings nominated for the Brick Award. Every two years, this international, independent accolade, launched in 2004 by Wienerberger, honours the most outstanding examples of contemporary brick architecture. In 2022, InsighTours is coming to Spain and the Netherlands, with two events in the Poliesportiu Camp del Ferro in Barcelona and the Koopvaardersplantsoen House in Amsterdam respectively.