Auditoria Park Barcelona, Foreign Office Architects, Spain Landscape Photos, Design, Pictures

Auditoria Park Barcelona Architecture

Barcelona Landscape design by Foreign Office Architects (FOA), London, UK

Auditoria Park, Forum

Parc dels Auditoris

Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
Date built: 2004
Design: Foreign Office Architecture: Alejandro Zaera-Polo + Farshid Moussavi, Architects

Auditoria Park

Like the Yokohama Ferry Terminal also by Foreign Office Architecture this intervention fuses landscape with sculpture to make architecture: flowing and undulating tessellated strips run along the seafront to make ‘man-made dunes’.

Either side of the sweeping valleys are grassy areas with huge clumps of bamboo. The tessellated discs are in two earthy colours – duller than the visuals suggested sadly.

When roughly flat they have unfortunate tarmac-like infills and when almost vertical just gaps exposing rubble and earth. Up close the Parc dels Auditoris was a let down (certainly after all the hype of the project and of the architects) for me but the overall atmosphere is quite good and no doubt brilliant for cyclists, skateboarders, etc.

Auditoria Park photos:

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Auditoria Park images available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Foreign Office Architects

Location: Parc dels Auditoris, Barcelona, Catalunya, North East Spain

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Forum Building / Edifici Fòrum
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
2004
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects
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Forum Bathing Zone / Zona de Banys
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
2004
Design: Beth Gali, Architect
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Forum Esplanade with Solar Panels / Esplanada Forum i Pergola Fotovoltaica
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
2004
Design: Torres & Lapena, Architects
Forum Esplanade

Free Zone Consortium Office Building / Edifici d’oficines pel Consorci de la Zone France
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum, Passeig Taulat 266, east Barcelona
2002
Design: Josep Lluís Mateo, Architect
Free Zone Consortium

Princess Hotel, Barcelona / Hotel Princess Barcelona
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum, avenue Diagonal 3, east Barcelona
2004
Design: Oscar Tusquets, Architect
Princess Hotel

Park at Diagonal Mar / Parc de Diagonal Mar
Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT Architects
Park at Diagonal Mar

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Auditoria Park, Foreign Office Architecture: Photos © Adrian Welch / isabelle lomholt

Key Barcelona buildings near Auditoria Park

Forum Building
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Agbar Tower
Design: Jean Nouvel Architects

RIBA Awards 2005 – South-East Coastal Path – prize

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