Modern Classics

The architectural avant-garde of the 60s and 70s

From the 1960s onwards, a select group of progressive architects makes significant contributions to architecture renewal in Barcelona, continuing the work of Grup R, founded a decade earlier with José Antonio Coderch as one of its most prominent members. In search of their own contemporary language, those architects set high value on traditional vernacular materials and craftsmanship. The emerging cultural avant-garde has its creative epicentre in the upper part of Barcelona, home to a large number of remarkable residential buildings that, through innovative functional and spatial approaches, experiment on new possibilities for collective living.

Project Selection

Habitatges Banco Urquijo | José Antonio Coderch + Manuel Valls
Habitatges Plaça Sant Gregori Dramaturg | Ricardo + Emili Bofill
Habitatges Johann Sebastian Bach 7 – Edifici Catasús | José Antonio Coderch + Manuel Valls
Habitatges Johann Sebastian Bach 28 | Ricardo + Emili Bofill
Fundació Joan Miró | Josep Lluis Sert

Duration: Half-day tour

Transport: Private bus

Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Max participants: 25 pax/group