Friday Recommends – 13.06.2014

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THIS WEEK WE LOVE: Brazil’s Five New Stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ‘Unfinished Spaces’ by Benjamin Murray & Alysa Nahmias, BCN Re.Set, and much more.

 

FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES

‘Unfinished Spaces’ by Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahmias
2011
HD Colour
16:9 (1.78:1)
86 min
Stereo
Website

Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro during his ambitious National Art Schools project for Cuba, which was designed by three young talented architects in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, as it gets neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

 


ART & EXHIBITIONS

Ruin Yourself! Prize-giving of the Habitacola Awards
25-Jun-2014 at 8pm
free entrance

FAD (Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona)
Pl. de les Glories, 37–38
08005 Barcelona
Website

The 26th edition of the Habitacola Awards challenged participants to design spaces emerging from buildings that are abandoned or not inaugurated or about to be demolished or underused from anywhere in the world. Shortlisted works will be also contestants of the “Best Design of the Year” exhibition.

OUT & ABOUT

BCN Re.Set
10-Jun-2014 to 30-Sep-2014
Website

BCN Re.Set brings together seven “ephemeral” architectural interventions in some of the city’s most emblematic places. The seven installations and locations are:

– Parc de la Ciutadella (Ciutadella) features Benedetta Tagliabue (EMTB) and Alex Olle (La Fura dels Baus)
– Pl Nova (Identitat) features Urbanus (Liu Xiaodu, architect) and Escola La Salle (URL)
– Pl. de Salvador Seguí (Llibertat) features Anupama Kundoo and IAAC
– Pl del Mar (Europa) features Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) and ESARQ
– Pl dels Angels (Diversitat) features Odile Decq Studios
– Pl de la Merce (Democracia) by Peter Cook
– Arc de Triomf (Memoria) by Grafton Architects and Elisava 

Click here for more information.

 

TALKS & SEMINARS

Playlist: Architectural Inspiration
curated by TED
8 talks 
2h 36m
Website

In these TED Talks, master architects share their vision for inspired buildings. Hear from Frank Gehry, Liz Diller, Thomas Heatherwick, Bjarke Ingels and more.

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Col.lectiva d’Estiu 2014
18-Jun-2014 to 31-Jul-2014
free entrance

Espai [b]
Torrent de l’Olla 158
08012 Barcelona
Website

Espai [b] gallery presents its traditional summer group exhibition with a selection of new artworks by some of the most inspiring local artists.

 

WEBSITES & LINKS

Brazil’s Five New Stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Out of the 12 venues for the 2014 World Cup, five cities will have brand new venues built specifically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The lucky cities are Brazil’s capital Brasília, São Paulo, Cuiabá, Manaus, and Natal.
Here is a list of the architecture studios behind the five new stadiums.

#1
Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
by Castro Mello Arquitetos

#2
Arena Corinthians by Coutinho, Diegues, Cordeiro Arquitetos

© Coutinho, Diegues, Cordeiro/DDG

#3
Arena Pantanal by GCP Arquitetos

© Arena Pantanal Diário de Obra

#4
Arena da Amazonia by GMP Architekten

© gmp Architekten

#5
Arenas das Dunas by Christopher Lee from Populous

© Arena das Dunas

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

Sorolla. The colour of the sea
From 13-Jun-2014 to 14-Sep-2014
2EUR standard entry
Caixaforum
Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8
08038 Barcelona
Website
Opening time: Monday through Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.
Saturdays, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Obra Social “la Caixa” presents “Sorolla. The colour of the sea” exhibition explores the recurring themes of Joaquin Sorolla: sea scenes. An exhibition full of mastery that speaks of his great nostalgia for the sea during his childhood.

 

by Mia Pujol, ESARQ_UIC Publications Team

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