Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona: Richard Meier Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, MACBA, Photos, Building, Design, Architecture

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art :

Arts Development in Catalonia, Spain – design by Richard Meier Architects

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
photo © Adrian Welch

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona [MACBA]

Plaça des Angels, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
1988-95
Design: Richard Meier & Partners, Architects; Associate Architect – F.J. Ramos i Associats

Photos of this Richard Meier building:

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photos © Adrian Welch

Typical Richard Meier building with rectilinear elements expressed in his trademark white metal panels and key elements expressed in white render as organic forms in plan. Meier has created lyrical forms here and the building appears successful when view from many angles.

Richard Meier building
photo © Thomas Boczko

It could be argued that Richard Meier should have engaged more with the context of Barcelona architecture as the building appears on every level to be similar to ones he´s designed for other cities. However the pure whiteness is a joy to behold in the scruffy backlands off La Rambla and the importance of the building suggests breaking the texture of Barcelona is appropriate.

More images of Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona:

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photos © Adrian Welch

Spanish Richard Meier building images available: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi


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Richard Meier Barcelona Building Photos © Adrian Welch unless stated otherwise

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