Fall 2015_Student Reporters_WEEK 2

BCN NEWS:

m6

Palau de la Música Catalana
Location: C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona
Dates: Monday – Saturday, Sundays + Holidays
Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: €11
Had a chance to take a tour of the Palau last Sunday, we walked all-throughout the building, learned much about the historical context, and also got to hear the organ! This is a great spot to enjoy live performances and learn about the rich culture of Barcelona.
Web Address: Palau de la Música Catalana
Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————-

m5

Els Encants Vells
Location: Carrer de Castillejos, 158, 08013 Barcelona
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Admission: Free
Didn’t get a chance to go in and experience the flea market, but walked by a few times and saw the fun, cultural market come to life. Hope to get in there soon!
Web Address: Encants BCN

Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

v5

Nits Gaudi 2015
Location: Torre Bellensguard, Carrer Bellesguard 16-20, 08022 Barcelona
Date: Every Wednesday-Sunday until September 10th
Hours: 7:30pm-10:00pm
Admission: Tickets start at €19
Enjoy jazz, blues and flamenco concerts with a guided tour of the property.
Web address: Nits Gaudi 2015
Reporting: Vanessa Sotelo, Texas A&M Undergrad Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

v6

Fundación Museu Picasso de Barcelona
Location: C/ Montcada 15-23, 08003 Barcelona
Date: Tues-Sunday
Hours: 9am-7pm
Admission: Free with student ID on Sundays
Displays over 4,000 of Pablo Picasso’s art.
Web Address: Museu Picasso
Reporting: Vanessa Sotelo, Texas A&M Undergrad Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

EUROPE NEWS:

m2

Expo Milano 2015, Milan, Italy
Dates: May 1 – October 31 2015
Hours: Everyday from 10:00am – 11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 12:00am
Admission: €39.00 Full Day Pass
Heard about the Milano Exposition from my Field Studies instructor. When I looked it up, it seemed like an awesome place to explore contemporary design around the globe. Might be a nice place to visit on a long weekend and gather new insights on design.
Web Address: Expo Milano

Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

m3

Body Worlds, Netherlands
Location: Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam
Dates: Now until December 31 2015
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Thursday – Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Admission: €19
After looking into activities to do on our visit to Amsterdam, I found this interesting Body Works exhibit which features an extensive selection of authentic human specimens and emphasizes the effects of happiness on health.
Web Address: Body Worlds, Netherlands

Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

v

Sardana
Location: In front of the Barcelona Cathedral
Date: Every Sunday
Hours: Normally done in the evenings
Admission: Free
A great way to see a bit of Barcelona’s culture. People go out and perform the traditional dance of Catalonia.
Source: Barcelona – Sardana
Reporting: Vanessa Sotelo, Texas A&M Undergrad Arch. Student

——————————————————————————————

BAC SEMINARS NEWS:

m7

Centre De Cultura Contemporánea De Barcelona (CCCB)
Location: Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona
Dates: Tuesday – Sunday
Hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Admission: Free on Sundays from 3:00pm – 8:00pm
When we walked through the courtyard of the Cultural Center on one of the orientation tours this week, the first thing that caught my eye was the reflection of the skyline of Barcelona. The courtyard is a quiet and peaceful space to sit outside and enjoy a nice day. Was also able to explore the exhibits inside for free on Sunday after 3:00pm.
Web Address: Centre De Cultura Contemporánea De Barcelona (CCCB)

Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————-

m4

El Pabellón de Barcelona Monjïc
Location: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, 08038 Barcelon
Dates: Monday – Sunday
Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Admission: €5
After a walk through of Montjuic, we found ourselves at the base of the mountain across from the Barcelona Pavilion. It was unbelievable to see in person after studying it so much in school. It is a reconstruction of the German pavilion from the 1929 World’s Fair by Mies van der Rohe and is home to architectural lectures and exhibitions.
Web Address: Mies BCN

Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

v3

Seminar tour: Montjuïc
In Theory class we visited Montjuïc, we covered the ideas behind the exhibition and importance of the architecture in this area. We also got to visit the German Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe, and discussed the processes in which it took in remaking the pavilion.
Reporting: Vanessa Sotelo, Texas A&M Undergrad Arch. Student

——————————————————————————————

v4

Seminar tour: 22@
We were all taken to visit the 22@ area where we got to stop and see the modern architecture in this area. We also sat down in a discussion better explaining the idea behind the area and how far the project has come since it started. The discussion allowed us to begin triggering ideas and innovations for the project we will be working on since La Escocesca is part of the 22@ area.
Reporting: Vanessa Sotelo, Texas A&M Undergrad Arch. Student

——————————————————————————————

BAC STUDIO NEWS:

m1

BAC Design Studio: Site Visit to La Escocesa
During the first week of introductions to professors and course work, we began to gather an understanding of the city of Barcelona as a site for urban design. For our first class, we had the chance to visit the colorful site of Escocesa that will be the backdrop for our studio designs throughout the semester.
Reporting: Matthew Russo, Roger Williams University Undergraduate Arch. student

——————————————————————————————

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under A_CURRENT NEWS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s