The old bullring of Las Arenas, in Barcelona, and the Bilbao Arena Sports Palace are among the 59 prizewinners of the British architecture awards RIBA, according to the own organization.

The 59 buildings were designed by architects settled in the United Kingdom. The next July 23rd six of these buildings will be selected in order to apply for the prestigious award Stirling 2012 ‘to the major contribution in British architecture’, that will be given in October 13th.

The buildings designers will receive next Thursday a certificate from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in recognition of their excellency.

Among the award winners, the RIBA has chosen the Catalonian bullring of Las Arenas, because of its radical transformation, made by Roger Stirk Harbour & Partners. The bullring has been rebuild as a shopping center, but keeping its original facade.

Las Arenas Bullring (Barcelona)
Sports Palace Bilbao Arena

Source: publico.es

Barcelona impressive Arquitecture

You might have walked through the streets of Barcelona, delighted with its fantastic views, its gorgeous buildings and its magnificent Arquitecture. Today, though, we present you this colourful work you might have failed to notice.

Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, where Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue Arquitects Associats created a huge, undulating canopy for an existing, neo-classical-style market building in a large square in 2005.

The canopy consists of a mosaic of 325,000 hexagonal brick tiles "whose various colors recall a sill life of produce," according to the exhibition's catalogue, which also noted that "an elevator will be completed in the coming year to bring visitors up from market level."Barcelona impressive Arquitecture

You might have walked through the streets of Barcelona, delighted with its fantastic views, its gorgeous buildings and its magnificent Arquitecture. Today, though, we present you this colourful work you might have failed to notice.

Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, where Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue Arquitects Associats created a huge, undulating canopy for an existing, neo-classical-style market building in a large square in 2005.

The canopy consists of a mosaic of 325,000 hexagonal brick tiles "whose various colors recall a sill life of produce," according to the exhibition's catalogue, which also noted that "an elevator will be completed in the coming year to bring visitors up from market level."