A colourful mural on the metro pays tribute to health workers
Stanton finished the work in July and the award for best name was awarded in October. The mural is still displayed.
Now we are able to see a mural painted by artist Philip Stanton in the lobby of the L4 metro station Guinardó / Hospital de Sant Pau, as a tribute to the health workers and all those who made it possible for us to feel cared for during the pandemic.
This large-sized mural, elaborated with Titanlux paints, not only aims to pay homage to health professionals, but is also dedicated to the city of Barcelona and its spirit of achievement and resilience. The mural is a song to hope, positivism and happiness after the hard months of confinement.
Stanton relied on the on-site collaboration of some of his students from the creative illustration degree at the Eina Art University, where he teaches.
A Matisse-inspired mural full of symbolism
The work transmits concepts such as travel, the passing of time, the seasons of the year, as well as symbols that evoke nature. Simultaneously, the work of art expresses a double image. In the foreground, clear references to Barcelona, its city icons, the TMB transport network that contrast with the dreamlike images in the background. The organic and botanical shapes symbolize ecology, hope, resurgence, and pay homage to the master of the 20th century and great referent in Stanton's work, Henri Matisse, who invented these cut-outs at the end of his life, creating a new pictorial language.
TMB and Titanlux we asked to name the work of art
To make the mural even more ours, we held a comp
Maribel Sáez is the author of the chosen title and won a set of paints.
50 years of the Montjuïc Cable Car
We celebrate half a century by falling in love with Barcelona from the sky. Image of the cable car before 1998.
After we had to stop all activity due to the Covid-19 crisis and having reached its first 50 years, the Cable Car is preparing to open up again within the next few days.
As of June 29th, come and fall in love with Barcelona from the sky! On the Montjuïc Cable Car web page we tell you about the places it can take you to.
The Cable Car is born
The Montjuic Cable Car was officially inaugurated on June 22nd 1970 as an important facility included in the improvement plans for the mountain castle's surroundings, coinciding with the transfer of the Montjuic Castle to the city.
To connect the city with the mountain, several options were considered, such as extending the funicular from Avinguda Miramar to the castle, but it was finally decided to build a more economical cable car system.
A main attraction for the Barcelona Olympics
The Barcelona '92 Olympic Games revitalised the mountain and the Cable Car remained a popular means of transport, especially among tourists and visitors, as it was an ideal way of seeing the whole city, with its new Olympic ring, the renovated mountain and the rest of Barcelona which had been transformed on occasion of the event.
A new accesible, high-tech and more sustainable Cable Car
After the 2004 summer season, the Cable Car closed its doors for remodelling with the aim of modernising the equipment, improving its image and safety systems, making it accessible, reducing the environmental impact and rationalising its operation. The new Cable Car opened in 2007.
The old red open cabins were replaced by wider, more accessible, closed cabins with panoramic glass, with a capacity of eight people in each one.
The current Cable Car can carry 2,000 passengers per hour and in 2019 it transported more than one and a half million passengers.
Exhibition "Your experience and mine, your exhibition and mine"
From 19th October to 31st December at Espai Mercè Sala
The 48h Open House BCN (CA) architecture festival celebrates two years as a pop-up exhibition that fosters a different relationship between its agents: the association, the public and the architecture of the city. This event is organised through the 48h Open House Barcelona association's database movement (structured by theme) and encourages each attendee to live a story of their own about each theme, the city of Barcelona.
Since its beginnings, the 48h Open House BCN festival has talked about architecture and allowed the public to tour the city in a different way, to get in touch with professionals, form its own image of the city and talk about the relationship with it.
The exhibition brings all these agents together and approaches the architectural experience lived by the subjects from a humanistic-random perspective.
Visit it at Espai Mercè Sala.