The Mayor of Barcelona opens the 700m2 Open Pavilion in Les Glòries Square.
» A pergola-shade house has been installed in the central island on the sea side. This construction, designed to become a meeting place for local people, provides shade and shelter and will also be used for cultural activities. The pergola, which is equipped with self-sufficient lighting, is formed by seven modules made from different-coloured sailcloth. The site also contains a space where information will be projected.
The sailcloth modules were designed in cooperation with Neil Harbisson. This artist, who can only see in black and white, designed the eyeborg, a technology that enables him to identify each colour with a sound, and which can be applied in the pergola. “Neil has an application, you download it and then you can hear the sounds that correspond to each colour of the sailcloth”, says Pilar Calderón, architect of the shade house.»
The Low Energy MZ House opens its doors for the 48 Open House BCN Festival
More than 200 people visited the awarded House, considered the first spanish renovated building with a passive house standard. Marc Folch explained some details about the main design decisions, the constructing process and the advantatges of a low energy house.
After being awarded in 2004 and 2012, Pilar Calderon is invited to participate as a member jury of the Interior Desing, Ephemerals and Furniture Design category.
The President of the Governmet of Catalonia, the Minister of Wellfare and Family of Catalonia, the Delegate of the Spanish Government in Barcelona and the Mayor of Begues open the Centre.
The Library has been inaugurated by the Minister of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Ferran Mascarell, the President of the Diputació de Barcelona Salvador Esteve and the Mayor of Begues Mercè Esteve.
Marc Folch and Dr Evarist Feliu -President of the Executive Committee of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)-, present the project for the IGTP Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.
» On 3 June the Mayor of Badalona, Xavier Garcia Albiol visited Campus Can Ruti and attended a presentation of two of its newest projects at the Health Sciences Research Institute of the “Germans Trias i Pujol” Foundation (IGTP).
In the introduction Dr Manel Puig, Director of the IGTP gave the vital statistics of the campus and pointed out that there are over 4,000 people working there, 500 of whom are researchers and 150 of these are principal investigators. He pointed out that there is still a lot of work to do in making the importance of the campus and the work carried out there known to the population of Badalona in general.
Marc Folch outlined the project for the building of the Comparative Medicine Centre (CMC), which is to be built on the site of the old gymnasium above the IMPPC and Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute buildings.
He described the structure as magnificent and technologically state-of-the-art and complying with complex technical and security requirements. With a wooden façade and open light public areas, it will be completely sustainable and integrated into the mountainside. It will be built from prefabricated parts, which is a more efficient, accurate and rapid system.
The scientific and technical area of 2,000m2 will be unified to provide an ethical, safe and technically advanced husbandry and research service. The total area will be 4,500m2.(…)
The mayor of Chauffailles opens the Léonce Georges Centre in Chauffailles
Pilar Calderon with Gérald Lafond explain the project to the citizens of Chauffailles, interested in the shape and materiality of the building.
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