Today we want to talk about one of our Special Tour, the BAW & RCR Arquitectes expedition, a one-day excursion lead by Jaume Prat Ortells (Architect and critic of architecture), to meet the great work of RCR architecture studio, awarded with the Pritzker prize 2017.
RCR Creative Architecture Studio born the year 1988 in Olot by the hand of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.
They’ve always worked alone, since the beginning. The search for timelessness and beauty, is always present in their works and all their projects, breathe an important connection with Japan. During this Special Tour we will experience the stillness, quiet and silence present in their most emblematic projects in the landscape of la Garrotxa.
We will see the Tossols Basil athletics stadium and the Bath Pavilion in Olot. Both projects situated in the middle of a forest, one that spreads from its setting and the other that is proposed as a modern Greek temple built in steel where one can feel the magical tension each element breathes into the project. Two magnificent examples of how architecture and landscape can walk together.
In their studio, Barberí space, a former artistic melting pot, we will see how they achieve their goal of transforming the site while preserving its atmosphere. As a final stop, we visit a more urban project; La Lira, a built void which generates a public space in the space left by the old theater of La Lira. A public project where the city, building and nature come together as one.
RCR are masters of an elegant architecture made from emotion. If it doesn’t shake, it’s not architecture.
BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí.
BARCELONA & THE FUTURE CITY 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.
And in addition we have other 4 special tours:
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”.
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 & 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!!!