International Convention Center in the area of Forum 2004, Barcelona

International Convention Center in the area of Forum 2004, Barcelona

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The Barcelona International Convention Center consists of a large hall (15.000 m2, 80m of structural lighting) that can be divided and a block for associated services that looks out to sea. The hall is both structure and abstraction; the exterior block talks to the sea and the sky. The structure is a musical score of reference. The climate, the light (and opposite, shade) and sound (and its opposite, silence) have shaped the plot. The flows (of people and of fluids that are all similar), the masses and the architecture that appears (and frequently) disappears amid them.

Josep Lluís Mateo, 2004

Typology: Convention Center
Project: 2000-2001
Construction: 2002-2004
Surface: 85,000 m2
Site: Barcelona
Photo: Infinite Light and Albert Masias

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