One day in Barberí
The video shows a whole day at Espai Barberí during the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape, organized by RCR Arquitectes. It will be exposed at the Palau Robert in Barcelona in the exhibition "RCR Architects Shared Creativity" during 26 March to 13 September 2015.
In Espai Barberí we can feel the new dialoguing with the existing, the relation with the exterior, the flowing of time, the history of the building. This atmosphere helps us carry out our architecture and to pass it on. At the same time, it allows us to have different spaces, different worlds within. The Barberí foundry, with over a hundred years of history, had a great international projection and collaborated with renowned sculptors as Juan Muñoz, Josep Miret, Pablo Gargallo, Eudald Serra, Josep Viladomat, Rosa Serra, Josep Llimona, Joan Farres, Jaume Plensa or Josep Clara. The pieces melted in this foundry can be found around the world: innumerous bells for churches as well as sculptures such as the stables from Gargallo, in the Olympic Stadium or the Sacred Heart of Tibidabo, both in Barcelona.
“To materialize a dream: to find a space where to dream. With meetings, discussions, reflections, silence, garden, history and... smell and breathe. To create: architecture and landscape. To share: us and many more. The old foundry Barberí shows its walls, ceilings and floors darkened by smoke (fire extinguished)... together with the smell, the color and the chimneys of the furnaces. The earth, fire and air are present. Let the atmosphere involve us and add our mark on the history of this place that so many sculptures founded.” RCR