MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona] (1997)
Part of:
  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • Museu d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona, Spain) (exhibition organizer)

MACBA [Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona] (1997)



Level of archival description:
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). The firm identified this project as number 110.

“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:


Archivist's note:
  • This project series was initially arranged under AP164.S2.SS1 Exhibitions and Publications. It was re-arranged under AP164.S1 Architectural Projects by Alexandra Jokinen in 2020 to reflect the idea that the creators considered exhibitions and publications to be projects.
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.

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