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Lecture by Frédéric Gros
11/26/2014, 7 p.m. │ CCCB │ French


The new "Els Encants" market
Barcelona (Spain), 2013
The famous flea market, which had become old and dilapidated, has been moved, but without leaving the plaça de les Glòries, to shelter beneath a new, soaring, iconic porch.
Mediterranean pavilion
Gignac-la-Nerthe (France), 2013
The square in front of the Town Hall and a garden of Provençal plants are connected by means of an elongated pavilion with porches, games areas, public toilets, a theatre, a picnic area and an open-air cinema.


The Prize in the “Citizenship and Public Space” Seminars
27/10/2014 - 29/10/2014 │ Federasul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
The international gathering promotes exchanges of knowledge between local governments in the conviction that urban public space is a crucial factor in achieving more equitable and sustainable cities.

Shared Spaces

«The defence of public space is basic in an increasingly urban world»
Interview with Josep Ramoneda
Shared Spaces speaks with Josep Ramoneda, philosopher, journalist and director of the CCCB from 1994 to 2011.


Examples of urban transformation in Europe
Urban development in the old cities of Europe is taking forms that differ from those adopted in emerging cities in other parts of the world. The book Transforming Cities (eds. Kristin Feireiss and Oliver Hamm) presents solutions based on interdisciplinary approaches and citizen participation.
“European Identity and European Architecture”
As part of its “New Narratives for Europe” programme, the European Commission is promoting a debate in the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona at which the ideas, interests, needs and values conveyed by architecture to European society will be discussed.