Hi Walkers, the French magazine LE FIGARO, has written and article about Barcelona Architecture Walks!
Today we want to share some special news with you. The prestigious French magazine, LE FIGARO, has done an article on our BARCELONA & THE FUTURE walking tour. Under the title “Barcelona’s Immediate Future” they explain how the city of Barcelona occasionally reinvents itself according to the events it hosts and the era through which it is living.
The modern cosmopolitan city of Barcelona has been redrawing itself since the time of Modernismo, the Olympic games and now the emerging neighborhood of Poble Nou and plan for the 22@ district. LE FIGARO went on to quote our leading architect. “Hundreds of factories have closed: the ambition was to immediately inventory the buildings worth preserving in order to integrate them into the renewed urban plan.” Says Pia Wortham, the architect who led the tour “Barcelona and the Future” around the 22@ neighborhood.
Really our Barcelona & The Future tour, is an urban walking reflection on the main aims of urbanism and how they have been applied in the 22@ district in Poblenou. This was once a neighborhood full of small factories that is now being revitalized in an attempt to recapture the spirit of it’s industrial heyday.
While we try to catch some of the stardust coming off the Media-TIC building (2011 WAF winner: World Building of the Year) and rub shoulders with architecture’s brightest stars, we’ll talk about independence, patents, parametric architecture, cradle to cradle, superblocks, the carbon footprint and, of course, Ildefons Cerdà, the Master and Founder of Barcelona’s gridded plan.
We are very proud about this collaboration Merci beaucoup LE FIGARO!!!
We remind you our 5 regular tours:
BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí.
BARCELONA & THE FUTURE walk through the smart-city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou.
BARCELONA & GOTHIC TO MODERN see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles.
BARCELONA & THE SEA discover Barcelona through its architecture.
BARCELONA & THE URBANISM travel with us to the origins of the modern Barcelona.
In addition we have other 5 special tours:
BCN & LANDSCAPE coach tour of the largest urban parks in Barcelona.
BCN & MODERNISME 4-5 h expedition, during this tour we will see all the structures of the BARCELONA & GAUDI plus the area of the 1888 exhibition.
BCN & SAGRADA FAMILIA. On this special four-hour tour, you will enjoy two of the most emblematic and most visited monuments in Barcelona led by an official tour guide that specializes in “Modernismo”.
BAW & RCR a full day coach excursion to see the most emblematic works of the RCR studio, awarded with the Pritzker of Architecture 2017.
BCN & BARCELONA 1929 a tour discovering the projects that were made for the transformation of Barcelona on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929.
Each route is driven by a set of themes and concepts that decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Barcelona. Come and walk with us and live a fantastic experience!!!