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Forum con Barcelona | May 28, 2009

Today it was my and Kendal’s turn to walk the group around part of Barcelona. This is the same part that contains the amazing photovoltaic in my earlier post (“A Photovoltaic Like No Other”). We met right off the metro and walked through yet another amazing Enric Mirrales park installation (below).

Just across from the park there’s an interesting convention center/hotel complex next to the local shopping mall. I haven’t gotten inside yet, but there’s an amazing view of the ocean from the neck of the building on the left. The complex is a collage turned architecture. Squint your eyes if you don’t quite see it.

The last part of the walk we were able to complete (due to some weekend concert event) was the forum by Herzog & De Meuron. It’s a really interesting building, but part of me is just not that in love with it. But you do get some interesting moments, and from a certain vantage point the building seems to float. It’s a triangular shaped building, but if you walk underneath, you can see places where the building is punctured through and lined with reflective materials. Not too bad.

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