BARCELONA – The word “Barcelona”, is worldwide associated to the mediterranean way of life; comfortable weather, beautiful landscapes, history and culture. Barcelona is, though nowadays, much more than that, due to the effort of several generations of hardworking entrepreneurs who started global companies already in the beginning of the 20th century and who found a strong support on their ideas by the means of Architecture.
Architecture has always been a strong part of the Catalan culture, and has been always so close to society that it is difficult to think on the Catalan heritage without talking of architecture. Probably Gaudí, the famous architect, is the most visible of this very strong Barcelona architecture, but there are many others who have helped in making architecture an essential part of our culture.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN – Architecture is not only a heritage, it is most of all, our present: the Barcelona Olympic Games ´92, the Culture Forum 2004, and many other events in our city have been realised hand in hand with the most worldwide acclaimed architects, and this relationship has gone further away, transforming Barcelona into one of the most important centres in architectural education in the world, with the Barcelona School of Architecture as one of the most acclaimed architecture universities in Europe and other architecture universities and post degree centres with students from all over the world.
BAND – In this context, BAND – Barcelona Architecture and Design – is formed from the experience and knowledge of three architecture studios which are profoundly merged into the Barcelona philosophy: Culture, Entrepreneurship, Effort, Education and Passion for our field are the main common features of all its members.
In the beginning of the 21st Century, when a radical change of paradigm is taking place all over the world, we no longer see our field of action limited in one geographical area. We understand our work as part of a global reach, without forgetting the virtues of our local background.
Tadeáš Goryczka a Jaroslav Němec
Curators: Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec