Location: Barcelona, Spain
Client: Generalitat de Catalunya
Total area: 60,000 (sqm)
In 1990 the Catalan Government and the Catalan Institute for Mediterranean Studies ambitioned to create a prestigious cultural institution, which would embody the cultural and economical vitality of Catalonia and consolidate Barcelona as the capital city of the Mediterranean Culture.
Conceived as a gathering place at the end of Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal, this cultural facility was meant to be a catalyst for the major regeneration initiatives planned for what used to be an industrial area.
RBTA scheme for this cultural institution, expected to accommodate from two to three million visitors per year, was designed to house the Museum of Natural and Cultural...