Hand in hand with Catalan architecture at the Biennale di Venezia
For a long time LAMP has wanted to support the architects of our region.
We know that times are hard and a convinced that support among colleagues pays off. Therefore, we didn't think twice when the Institut Ramon Llull proposed that we should be sponsors of the Catalonia pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia.
Catalonia returns to Venice this time with "Arquitectures Empeltades" (Grafting Architecture), where the starting point is the renovation of the "Casa Bofarull" (1913-1933) in Los Pallaresos, one of the most important works of Josep Maria Jujol (1879-1949). Following this work, recognized for being a renovation that does not add to the building but transforms it into something different yet recognizable, came projects such as the "Restoration of the Church of l'Hospitalet" (1981-1984 Ibiza) by José Antonio Martínez Lapena and Elías Torres Tur; the "Teatro La Lira Public Space" (2004-2011 Ripoll) by RCR Arquitectes; and the "Can Framis Museum" (2007-2009 Barcelona) by BAAS Arquitectura, amongst others.
So we are there, along with many others, representing Catalan architecture, and looking forward to you visiting us (you have until 23 November). We think we have managed to demonstrate that Catalan architecture was, is and always will be something to talk about. We have a lot of talent, and it must be shown to the world.