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Thu 06.12.2014

Exhibition Opening | Barcelona Glories: Dialogue & Transformation

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the joint opening of Open to the Public: Civic Space Now and  Barcelona Glòries: Dialogues & Transformation

In February 2013, the Barcelona City Council launched an international competition to select a team of architects for the Glòries Catalanes Square Project. The competition invited architects to transform a 32 acre roundabout of elevated highways into a public space that would facilitate circulation and sustainable mass transit, maximize green space, and showcase a multitude of public services.

Ten multidisciplinary teams developed their proposals over the past ten months, guided by criteria set down in the Agreement for Glòries, signed in 2007 after a long civic participation process. The winning proposal, CANOPY, was designed by Agence Ter & Ana Coello de Llobet.

The transformation of the Glòries square is one of Barcelona’s most significant municipal projects in recent years. The scale of the site and its location at the junction of three of the city’s most important thoroughfares make this a complex project. Its development has been divided into different phases to optimize efforts and resources and minimize social, economic, and environmental impacts. Each phase requires efficient coordination between different municipal areas and the support of all implied operators. The project is currently in the demolition phase.

To view a video on the transformation of the roundabout and the project’s historical evolution, please click here.

Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Antoni Vives i Tomàs, will be present at the opening to welcome visitors and share his enthusiasm for the project.

AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and David Dixon, FAIA, will be signing copies of their recently-published book, Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities.

This exhibition is related to the AIANY Chapter’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."

This program is part of BCN-NYC Urban Bridge 2014: A Year of Catalan Architecture in New York.



Exhibition Opening | Open to the Public: Civic Space Now
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Exhibition Opening | Barcelona Glories: Dialogue & Transformation
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Open to the Public Symposium
Saturday, June 14, 2014

AIANY Featured Guide Boat Tour - Adam Yarkinsky, FAIA
Sunday, June 15, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Exhibition Open House
Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Modern Architecture in the West Village and Meatpacking District
Saturday, June 21, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

AIANY Featured Guide Boat Tour - Signe Nielsen FASLA
Sunday, June 22, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Roosevelt Island: 1970s “New Town in Town” To FDR Four Freedoms Park (Walking Tour)
Saturday, June 28, 11 am - 1:30 pm

Public Space: Community and Privacy
Wednesday, July 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NYU & Washington Square: Changing Strategies of Growth and Design
Saturday, July 5, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: Crosstown Section: 53rd ST. (Approx.) East To West (Walking Tour)
Saturday, July 12,10:30 am -1:00 pm

West Side Story: Evolution of Lincoln Center (Walking Tour)
Thursday, July 19, 10 am - 11:30 am

Who Pays For Public Space?
Thursday, July 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Remembering The Future”: Architecture at The 1964/65 New York World's Fair (Walking Tour)
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original WTC (Walking Tour)
Saturday, August 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: East 42nd St. United Nations and Vicinity (Walking Tour)
Saturday, August 16, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

New York's Civic Center: History of Its Urban Development & Architecture (Walking Tour)
Saturday, August 23, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The High Line, Hudson River Park and New Architecture in West Chelsea and The Far West Village
Saturday, August 30, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Future of Public Space
Friday, September 5, 6 pm - 8 pm

Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: The Park Avenue Corridor (Walking Tour)
Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm




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