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MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona]

MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona]

Part of

People

  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • Museu d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona, Spain) (exhibition organizer)

Title

MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona]

Dates of creation

1996-1998, 2002

Level of archival description

Subseries

Extent and Medium

  • 61 graphic materials
  • 18 reprographic copies
  • 15 photographic materials
  • 5 drawings
  • 2 printouts
  • 0,09 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

The subseries documents the show-event base “Fabricaciones / Fabrications,” held at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (February 10th to April 20th, 1998).

“Fabrications was an innovative exhibition on architecture conceived and produced jointly by MACBA, MoMA, the Wexner Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition presented sixteen life-size architectural interventions, four at each participating center, each produced by a team of architects who explored tectonic issues in a broad sense. The four installations presented at Plaça dels Àngels – the square in front of the MACBA building – explored and modified the surfaces that defined this public space.

Vicente Gualla (Barcelona) created an intervention on the façade opposite the Museum, which drew attention to the occupation and the population density that was absent from the buildings in the square. Abalos & Herreros (Madrid) acted upon the façade of the MACBA building itself, cladding and decorating its most monumental elements: the tower and the balcony. Riegler Riewe (Graz) worked with the whole of the square, inscribing a broken horizontal line along the perimeter of the public space. Finally, MVRDV (Rotterdam) acted upon the paving through an evocation of a series of different kinds of sports grounds.” (MACBA website)

Documenting the exhibition are design development drawings, correspondence, project descriptions, budgets, notes, and reference, graphic and photographic materials.

Reference Number

AP164.S2.SS1.D8

Language of material

Spanish, English

Related units of description

  • Note that there are additional 55 photographic materials and 1 printout related to this project arranged in series AP164.S3. See files ARCH268539 and ARCH274656.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275360
    • Title: Project descriptions and views of the model, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    Portfolio's title: MACBA (1998).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Technique and media:

    4 chromogenic colour prints, 4 slides, 1 printout, 1 colour positive

    Dimensions:

    portfolio: 36,6 × 51,7 × 2,6 cm

    Inscription:

    inscribed and labelled

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278341
    • Title: Floral patterns for the facade, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997-1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Patrones flores (MACBA).

    Contains some correspondence and budgets.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    38 graphic records, 1 drawing, 1 reprographic copy

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-218-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278342
    • Title: Correspondence, budget and design development drawings, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    12 reprographic copies, 6 slides, 2 graphic records, 1 printout, 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Most plans are folded.

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-218-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278343
    • Title: Correspondence and budget, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: 1997-1998
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: MACBA.

    Contains as well a partial view of the facade.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    1 drawing, 1 graphic record

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-218-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278344
    • Title: Project description, correspondence and budget, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: 1997-1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-218-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278345
    • Title: Correspondence, project description, reference materials and views of the facade and of the area, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996-1997
    • Form: textual records, photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: MACBA.

    Contains as well a few plans.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    20 graphic records, 5 reprographic copies, 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Barcelona Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-218-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278421
    • Title: Correspondence, reference materials and notes, MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona], Spain
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: A&H 2003, B./. Exposición 'Hipercataluña' MACBA. BCN / CCA.

    Documents are in English and Spanish.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-305-004

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