Sant Antoni – Raval

Public space, place of coexistence

Speaking up for public space is an integral part of Mediterranean culture. In the centre of Barcelona, this becomes clear in projects such as the large cultural facilities in the Raval district or the recently reopened modernist market in the adjacent Sant Antoni neighbourhood. With the implementation of a pedestrianised “superblock” and the recovery of block interiors as gardens for public use, green areas are gaining ground in the urban fabric. This tour focuses on the city’s notion as inhabited space, with diverse and vital urban spaces as an essential ingredient, by examining its construction, use and phenomena of citizen appropriation.

Project Selection

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona | Richard Meier
CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
Mercat de Sant Antoni | Antoni Rovira i Trias | Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectes
Superilla de Sant Antoni
Biblioteca Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver| RCR Arquitectes

Duration: Half-day tour

Transport: By foot

Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

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

Max participants: 25 pax/group