Situated in the Raval district, the Centre’s core theme is the city and urban culture. The CCCB organizes and produces exhibitions, debates, festivals and concerts; programmes film cycles, courses and lectures; and other activities.
Situated in the Raval district, the Centre’s core theme is the city and urban culture. The CCCB organizes and produces exhibitions, debates, festivals and concerts; programmes film cycles, courses and lectures; encourages creation using new technologies and languages, explores and promotes the ongoing fusion of languages and different genres, and takes in-house productions to other national and international arts centres, museums and institutions. The underlying aim of these activities is to generate debate, thinking and reflection on the theme of the city and public space, and other issues that define current affairs. It addresses issues with the aim of linking the academic world with creative processes and citizens in general. The CCCB is also an open space for creators, associations and freelance programmers with whom it has forged links over the years.
The CCCB offers the public access to part of its holdings, a multimedia archive comprising materials created by the Centre during its years of activity. A wide variety of materials (documents, publications, digital files, audiovisuals, etc.) on key themes of contemporary culture and society are available for consultation in the CCCB Archive, which is constantly updated. Also open to the public is the Centre’s XcèntricArchive, a digital archive of experimental and documentary film, comprising over 700 titles related to its programme “Xcèntric. The CCCB’s Cinema”.
The CCCB is a public consortium created by the Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) and Barcelona City Council. The management body governing the consortium is the General Council, whose president is the President of the Diputació de Barcelona and whose vice-president is the city’s mayor. Josep Ramoneda is director general.
The Centre has a floor area of 15,000 m², 4,000 of which are exhibition spaces. It also has an auditorium, a bookstore and various multiuse seminar and lecture rooms. The CCCB occupies part of the old Casa de Caritat almshouse, built in 1802 and serving this role until 1957. The remodelled premises are the work of the architects Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana, and, in 1993, the project was awarded the FAD and Ciutat de Barcelona Architecture Prizes. The new project replaced the north wing, completing the original U-shaped layout with a 30-metre high prismatic volume, presenting a spectacular glazed façade that projects into the courtyard at the top. With its interplay of reflections, this new feature becomes a mirror of the surrounding rooftops and a prime lookout point over the city, as well as housing internal communications (halls, lifts and stairs).
In the spring of 2011, the CCCB expanded its premises with the incorporation of the former theatre of the Casa de Caritat, which has recently been remodelled. The project, designed by Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, SL, forms a basement-level connection with the current premises, in the Pati de les Dones courtyard, and addresses the old theatre, built in 1912 by the architect Josep Goday i Casals, and part of one of the 19th-century cloisters of the former Hospital de la Caritat. A further 3,000 m2, designed to meet the functional needs of the Centre’s programme (multipurpose hall with capacity for 500 people, a lecture room, and storage and maintenance space), will be added to the existing installations and programme in the course of the coming year.
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She is an Assistant Professor of Non-Fiction and Expanded Cinema at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.Alexander Pilis
Alexander Pilis is an architectural investigator, working under the aegis of "Architecture Parallax".Pilis was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives-works in Barcelona, Toronto and São Paulo. Trained as an architect, he has taught at the University of Toronto in the School of Architecture and the Department of Fine Arts for 13 years. He taught the program the Metropolis Masters in Architecture and Urban Culture, a collaborative project between the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University.
The Blind Architect: Visual Crisis is an extension, and a summation of his quarter-century of exploration into the nature and meaning of what he calls "Architecture Parallax". It is a research praxis that poses questions, how to think, articulate, and represent an ordering system that is not dependent upon a visual singularity.Bashkim Shehu
Bashkim Shehu (born 22 June 1955, Tirana) is an Albanian writer who lives in Barcelona, Spain.Basilica of Saint Joseph Oriol
The Basilica of Saint Joseph Oriol is a basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia.Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor
The Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor (Catalan: Església dels Sants Just i Pastor) is a basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia. In 1948 this church became the sixth in Barcelona to receive the rank of minor basilica, a title that was granted by Pope Pius XII.CCCB
'CCCB' may refer to :
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is the episcopal conference of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada.
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is a museum adjacent to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).CaixaForum Barcelona
CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is sponsored by Barcelona bank "la Caixa", and opened in 2002 in a former factory.
CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area, on Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. The museum houses art exhibits.Casa Amatller
Casa Amatller (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkazə əməˈʎːe]) is a building in the Modernisme style in Barcelona, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Along with Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó-Morera, it makes up the three most important buildings in Barcelona's famous Illa de la Discòrdia ("Block of Discord"), noted for its unique modernist buildings.
The building was originally designed as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller and was constructed between 1898 and 1900.Coliseum (Barcelona)
Coliseum or Cinema Coliseum is a theatre and cinema in Barcelona, located on 595-599 Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, in the intersection with Rambla de Catalunya. It opened in 1923 and remains one of the biggest film theatres in the city as well of an iconic building of 1920s monumental architecture.European Prize for Urban Public Space
The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial award established in 2000 to recognise public space projects. It is organised by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona together with six other European institutions: The Architecture Foundation, Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Architekturzentrum Wien, Netherlands Architecture Institute, German Architecture Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The number of nominations for the prize increased from 81 projects in 2000 to 347 projects in 2012, while the number of countries participating increased form 14 in the first year to 36 in 2012. Most entries have been received from Spain and only few from Central Europe.Julio Jung
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This is a list of museums in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) and in its surrounding metropolitan area.Museu de la Xocolata
Museu de la Xocolata ([muˈzɛw ðə lə ʃukuˈlatə], "Museum of Chocolate") is a private museum in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, owned by the Gremi de Pastisseria de Barcelona (the city pastry-makers' guild).
The museum opened in 2000, at Carrer Comerç 36, in El Born, Ciutat Vella, on the ground level of an old barrack.
Many of the displays are chocolate sculptures, including various well-known Barcelona buildings, and illustrations from various stories.Parc de la Creueta del Coll
Parc de la Creueta del Coll (IPA: [ˈpaɾɡ də lə kɾəˈwɛtə ðəl ˈkɔʎ]; "Park of the Corner of the Neck") is a park in the Gràcia and Horta districts of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The park was created from an abandoned quarry as part of the nou urbanisme developments during the 1992 Summer Olympics by architects Martorell and Mackay.The park contains the sculpture Elogi de l'Aigua, by Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, a massive concrete claw suspended by steel cables above a flooded quarry.
Another steel sculpture, Escultura (English: Totem) by Ellsworth Kelly is near the entrance gate.Sant Sebastià
Sant Sebastià beach is located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At 1,100 meters, it is the longest in Barcelona. This is a sandy beach in the Barceloneta neighborhood of Ciutat Vella district.Somorrostro
Somorrostro Beach is one of the beaches in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is located between Hospital del Mar and Marina Street, in the far east area of the Barceloneta neighborhood, in the Ciutat Vella district. It is 522 m (length) and 89 m (width). The Somorrostro name was forgotten and the beach became one of the most popular in the city. It was not until 2010 that Somorrostro beach got its original name back.Soy Cámara
Soy Cámara. El programa del CCCB was a television programme based around the activities organized by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona with the aim of creating a documentary essay. It was co-produced by the CCCB and RTVE and was broadcast monthly on La 2 from 2010 to 2015. The first programme aired in October 2010. Nowadays it is broadcasting weekly in its YouTube channel, keeping its original aim and opening itself to new collaborations with universities, cinema schools and external filmmakers.Teatre Grec
Teatre Grec ([teˈa.tɾə ɡɾek], "Greek Theatre") is an open-air theatre in the Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
The theatre was built in 1929 by the Catalan architect Ramon Reventós in the style of the ancient Greek theatres as part of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.The main use of this theatre is in summer festivals such as the Festival Grec de Barcelona.