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Diagonal Mar Development design by Herzog de Meuron in Spain

post updated 8 September 2021

Forum Barcelona

Forum Building / Edifici Fòrum

Forum Barcelona building design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Photos © Adrian Welch

Address: Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
Dates built: 2000-04
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Switzerland

Forum Barcelona Herzog & de Meuron Architects building

Project Description

Rather severe building with rough dark blue lavaesque treatment to facades spiced up with cut-outs and jerky glazed strips. These strips are striated with mirrors trying to reduce the weight of the ‘floating blue cheesecake’.

Forum Barcelona facade design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Below the macho cantilevers lies what on my visit appeared to be a no-man’s land of patterns and blank facades. Perhaps over time – as this part of the city becomes more populated and integral, and in sunnier months – this building will start to engage more.

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The soffit and many of the walls are clad in a burnished metal pockmarked with endive-like patterns. A brave building for its materials and use of form, but what impression does Herzog & de Meuron´s building give to visitors one wonders?

Forum Barcelona design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Text: Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor

Barcelona Forum building architects – Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

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Barcelona Forum building images available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Location: Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Catalunya, Northeast Spain

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