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Art at 22@

30 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Fundació Vila Casas

Amid the old industrial and the new architecture of Poble Nou, there is art at 22@. On Carrer Roc Boronat 116-126, in a converted factory that was in disuse for many years, and surrounded by leafy trees, lies Can Framis, a museum dedicated to contemporary Catalan art, and which is part of the Fundació Vila Casas.

A wonderful combination of old and new, the museum was opened in 2009 and has around 300 pieces of art, dating from the 1960’s onwards, on permanent display. White-washed walls from the old factory building, with its former windows and doors closed off, and new additions in raw concrete with visible seams, create an elegant, almost bunker-like whole that is punctuated with large, reflective window panes, which mirror the lush green and new architecture that surround it.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Media-TIC reflected

Within, a large and bright courtyard boasts a weighty sculpture and offers workers of the 22@ district a calm space to while away their lunch break while reading or sunning themselves in such beautiful and minimal surroundings. Check out the slideshow for more images…

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