Walden-7: an utopian project

In the outskirts of Barcelona, we find the iconic Walden-7 created by Ricardo Bofill’s architecture studio in the 1970s. The project was conceived as an utopian attempt to build a communal building, a city inspired by the kasbahs in Morocco and bee hives. It was designed by a multidisciplinar group of professionals ranging from engineers and architects, to psychologists and philosophers. They tried to come up with the perfect community, a building adapted to its environment and its people, a building that could strengthen the bonds between neighbors.

MACBA: the white museum

Deep in the heart of Barcelona there is a unique building, a shinning white pearl surrounded by the old town streets: the MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), a work by the American architect Richard Meier. The vicinities are burning with life and cheer, a place where all kinds of people gather to skate or to enjoy the sun mirrored in the glazed walls of the museum.