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4 June 2012

In commemoration of Manuel de Solà-Morales

[Spanish | 01:20:13]

Video of the homage which took place on 10 May at the CCCB

Manuel de Solà-Morales suddenly left us on Monday 27th February. His friends from the world of architecture and culture in general wish to render homage to him in the form of this ceremony in which numerous colleagues and architects of international prestige will be participating. The event is divided into two parts. The first, to be held in the morning at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia will pay tribute to Solà-Morales’ multifaceted character as a teacher, researcher, populariser and architect. The second memorial event, in which speakers will reflect on Solà-Morales’ relationship with Barcelona, will be held in the afternoon at the CCCB.

The internationally renowned architect and urban planner Manuel de Solà-Morales (1939-2012) was an exceptionally articulate contributor in the fields of urban space and contemporary architecture. After studying with Ludovico Quaroni in Rome and Josep Lluís Sert in Harvard he, too, came to be outstanding in his theoretical and teaching work. Professor of Urban Planning at the Barcelona School of Architecture and founder and director of the Laboratory of Urban Planning of Barcelona since it was established in 1968, Manuel de Solà-Morales taught Urban Design in numerous universities around the world and received prizes and awards both inside and outside of Spain. The curator of several exhibitions, and editor of a series of collections and architectural reviews, he was also the author of numerous studies, articles and books, notable among the latter being Deu lliçons sobre Barcelona (Ten Lessons on Barcelona) and De Coses Urbanes (On Urban Matters). His architectural studio played a very influential role in Barcelona’s urban planning, especially during the Olympic Games and in the transformation of the waterfront with the refurbishment of the Moll de la Fusta wharf. Also outstanding were the construction of the Illa Diagonal shopping mall, on which he worked on with Rafael Moneo, and his projects in other European cities such as the renovation of the Atlantic waterfront in Porto, the transformation of the port area of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany, and the intermodal transport hub in Leuven, Belgium.

Manuel de Solà-Morales worked with the CCCB on a regular basis and was President of the Jury for the 2008 European Prize for Urban Public Space.


9.30 a.m. Panel 1: Teaching

With Eduard Bru, Antonio Font, Beth Galí, Jordi Garcés, Eduardo Mangada, Manuel Ribas Piera
And Xabier Eizaguirre, José González Cebrián, Carles Llop, Xavier Rubert de Ventós, Joquim Sabaté, Ferran Sagarra, Anna Soler, Esteve Terradas
Presented by: Enric Serra

10.30 a.m. Panel 2: Research
With Franziska Bollerey, Miquel Domingo, Manuel Gallego, José Luis Gómez Ordóñez, Philippe Panerai, Nuno Portas
And Sara Bartumeus, Carles Crosas, Joquim Español, Amador Ferrer, Maria Goula, Ángel Martín, Jordi Sardà, Kris Scheerlink
Presented by: Josep Parcerisa

12 noon Table 3: Popularising
With Lluís Domènech, Ariella Masboungi, Pierluigi Nicolin, Josep Ramoneda, Rosa Regàs, Enric Satué
And Rinio Bruttomesso, Fernando Villavecchia, Emili Donato, Manolo Laguillo, Toni Marí, Fernando Marzá, Xavier Monteys, Zaida Muxí
Presented by: Miquel Corominas

1 p.m. Panel: Profession
With Oriol Clos, Jean Louis Cohen, Maarten Shmitt, Luciano Semerani, Marcel Smets, Mirko Zardini
And José Antonio Acebillo, Roser Amadó, Francesc Bacardit, Lluís Clotet, Xavier Fàbregas, Sílvia Farriol, Sebastià Jornet, Lucho Marcial, Manuel Ruisánchez, Lluís Tobella, Xabier Unzurrunzaga
Presented by: Jorge Perea

Afternoon: THEATRE – CCCB  

With Oriol Bohigas, Joan Busquets, Rafael Moneo
Presented by: Maria Rubert de Ventós

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