< hide menu

June 2: Plaça de Jaume Sabartés

On the second day of studio, we visited our project site: the secluded, irregular Plaça de Jaume Sabartés in the eastern part of the Ciutat Vella, El Born.

9094

9094.jpg

Clarion morning sun on the back view.

9098

9098.jpg

Upon arrival at the Plaça Sabartés: a sky-reverse-gamma looking down Carrer de Flassaders from the square.

9120

9120.jpg

A sufficiency of silhouettes.

9121

9121.jpg

The Plaça is right next to the back side of the Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum), which see at left here. If you are a Picassohead, you may now have pieced the puzzle together: Jaume Sabartés was a lifelong friend and associate of Picasso, and the numerous pieces he contributed from his collection of Picasso's work formed the kernel of the museum's collection. Our assignment was to design an education/research annex to the Museu in the Plaça.

9125

9125.jpg

Beyond the square was another open space, a courtyard within the museum grounds, tantalizingly high-fenced and mostly invisible from outside.

9143

9143.jpg

A pidge courting another pidge through a reflected sunbeam.

9146

9146.jpg

Spray insulation pidges.

9151

9151.jpg

Bicing is Barcelona's bike-share program, and the Plaça Sabartés hosted Bicing Station 390.

9155

9155.jpg

A sufficiency of strata.

9161

9161.jpg

This sky T is looking down the Carrer de l'Hostal de Sant Antoni from the square.

9164

9164.jpg

A wide-as-possible view of the Plaça and its observers.

9170

9170.jpg

Down Carrer Cremat Gran i Xic, looking back at the comparatively sun-blasted Plaça.

9171

9171.jpg

At about the same point is this exceedingly odd wall bumpout that I've never figured out.

9174

9174.jpg

Sun and pavement angles.

9175

9175.jpg

These thin-brick arches recall the Erlöserkirche, but they appear to actually be the age of the buildings that the Erlöserkirche's design emulates.

9180

9180.jpg

A sky wedge just at the entrance to the square from Carrer Cremat.