Experience Barcelona

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Our tour guides

Sandy Brunner, Architect, (Switzerland/ Spain)

Sandy Brunner, Architect, (Switzerland/ Spain)

Staying abroad in New York and New Mexico aroused her desire to get to know other cultures in Europe as well. Sandy has been living in Barcelona for 16 years now, where she runs the architecture firm "Sandy Brunner Architecture" and the agency for architectural tours "Insight Barcelona". She has many years of experience as an architecture guide and is currently interested in exploring the complex contexts of urban development.

Our Hotel

Motel One Barcelona ***, Passeig Pujades 11-13 Barcelona 08018

Registration  30 September 2018

Art trip
18 - 21 October 2018

Experience Barcelona following a path of sculpture and architecture. From Gaudì to the present, the capital of Catalonia is a pilgrimage destination for art and architecture lovers.

Barcelona has always been a laboratory of modernity. At the end of the 19th century the cosmopolitan bourgeoisie of this city, which had become rich through maritime trade, promoted original architects like Antoni Gaudì. The most famous representative of the Modernisme Català built luxury residences for the upper class, the creativity and artisan wealth of which we still admire today . Even in the 20th century new ideas unfolded in the capital of Catalonia, as demonstrated by the art of Joan Mirò and Antoni Tapiès, as well as the architecture of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion and Josep Lluis Sert's Fundaciò. Even the countermovement to modernity, postmodernism, was invented in Barcelona - by the architect Ricardo Bofill. Renovations were made on the occasion of the 1992 Summer Olympics - and again in recent years, when entire neighborhoods were rebuilt by star architects. Some examples include the Plaça de les Glòries with Jean Nouvel's Agbar Tower, the auditorium of Rafael Moneo and Ricardo Bofills National Theater, the Blue Forum 2004 by Herzog & DeMeuron, the Diagonal Mar Park by the architectural office of Mirailles Tagliabue EMBT and the district 22 @ in the former industrial quarter Poble Nou. Jaume Plensa is also one of the most important sculptors of our time and hails from Barcelona.

On our city tour you will experience the dynamics of the city in art and architecture. The tour starts in the Fundació Enric Miralles, where the architectural firm EMBT, which he co-founded, is located. We will visit the ateliers of the sculptors Miquel Aparici and Frank Plant. Aparici makes figurative assemblages from discarded objects, Plant, an American living in Barcelona, makes murals of metal. We will visit the villa of the deceased sculptor Xavier Corberó. The villa is a work of art in itself and was created by the artist, together with the architect Ricardo Bofill. One of the architectural highlights of our trip is “Walden 7"- an extravagant early work by the young Bofill. Finally, classics such as the Barcelona Pavilion and the Fundació Joan Mirò are also a must for our art and architecture trip. Another highlight is the Caixa Forum - a museum of 800 artworks (including sculptures by Anish Kapoor and Tony Cragg) and of outstanding architecture. The master builder was Josep Puig i Cadalfalch, an influential contemporary of Gaudì. The modernization of the museum shows just how high the demands of architecture are in Barcelona: in 2002 it was taken over by none other than the Japanese star architect Arata Isozaki.

Registration  30 September 2018

Program details

Day 1 – Thu, 18/10 Barcelona old town

Day 1 – Thu, 18/10 Barcelona old town

The program begins at 17:00 in the hotel lobby.
Meet and greet your travel companions to break the ice.

Guided tour around Barcelona’s old town
Welcome drink at the Fundación Miralles
Visit of the Mercat Santa Caterina.

Dinner

Day 2 – Fri, 19.10. Artists’ studios and visions of the 70’s

Day 2 – Fri, 19.10. Artists’ studios and visions of the 70’s

Visit to the Tecla Sala art center and artist talks
Visit to the  Fundació Arranz Bravo
Visit to the Espacio Xavier Corbero

Lunch break

Visit to “Walden 7” together with one of the inhabitants
Ricardo Bofill: visit to his architecture studio and flat with one of his staff members

Dinner

Day 3 – Sat, 20/10 Montjuíc: Buildings for art

Day 3 – Sat, 20/10 Montjuíc: Buildings for art

Visit to the Fundación Joan Miro incl. the exhibition
Walk through Jardins de Joan Brossa, Font del Gat and MNAC

Lunch break

Visit to the Caixa Forum building and exhibition
Visit to the Mies van der Rohe Pavillion
Visit to Frank Plant artist studio

Dinner

Day 4 – Sun, 29/04 End of program

Breakfast and departure

Travel:

Please note the trip begins and ends in Barcelona.
The journey to and from Barcelona must be organized by the participant and is not included in the price.

Prices:

  • Normal price: 1019,- €
  • Special price for sculpture network Members: 849, - €
  • Single room surcharge for 3 nights: 126,- €

We offer early bird rates for bookings before 1 June 2018

  • Early bird normal price: 959,- €
  • Special early bird price for sculpture network Members: 799, - €


Take advantage of our reduced member prices for our trips. When you register to become a member now and book a trip you won’t be required to pay the 30 € registration fee.

Min. number of participants: 25

Services included in price:

  • Travel group of max. 40 people from different countries, a nice mix of artists, curators and friends of the arts -  guarantees exclusiveness
  • 3 nights in a 3 star hotel in a double room, including breakfast
    (Single room surcharge for 3 nights 126,00 EUR)
  • 2 lunches (Friday and Saturday)
  • 3 dinners (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in typical restaurants
  • All museums entrance tickets and guided tours
  • Bus trip in comfortable modern coach
  • Tour guides in English
  • Tour assistance in English and German

Registration  30 September 2018

To confirm your reservation you must make a down payment of 50% of the total fee. An invoice will be issued and, once payment has been received, confirmation of participation and a receipt will be given. The remaining sum is due two weeks prior to the tour. We will send you an invoice.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation after 6 September 2018 results in the loss of your down payment. Cancellation after 4 October 2018 results in the loss of your complete payment.

Min. number of participants is 25 people.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached by 13 September, the organizer can cancel the trip.
We, therefore, advise you to take out an insurance policy covering travel cancellation.

Organizer

sculpture network service GmbH

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