The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), or, in other terms, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of my favorite hang outs when I’m visiting Barcelona. The museum offers a wide range on contemporary art and culture and confirms Barcelona’s position as a world art capital as well. Always when I’m there, I feel this creative vibe surrounding me and it feels so good.
The architecture is amazing as well. It’s the work of North American artist Richard Meier, designed in my birthyear, 1990, and built between 1991 and 1995. The assemblage of several prisms takes up 14.300 m2 of floor space in total. The center is a cylindrical volume that cuts through all the floors – from the basement to the roof – and organises the exhibition areas along a longitudinal axis over three floors, starting with the ground floor.
I just love it how the natural light enters the building. It makes it a serene place to be, just what you need when you’re soaking your mind up with modern art. The structural elements, lines, white walls, depth and shadowplay is something you can watch hours to.
In the summer, the MACBA square is mostly surrounded with an alternative, creative crowd and forms the perfect place for skaters to showcase their tricks on wheels. When the sun goes down, the crowder it gets, and when you’re off to find some new friends, this is certainly a good meeting spot for likeminded individuals. Oh Barcelona, can’t wait till we meet again!