Manifesta 15 x 48h Open House BCN
48h Open House BCN at Editorial Gustavo Gili
On the 22nd of October, Manifesta 15 will have the pleasure to collaborate with 48h Open House BCN by opening the doors of its headquarters, offering guided tours from 10.00 to 19.00. Located inside one of the Eixample’s residential blocks, the former head office of the publishers Editorial Gustavo Gili was built between 1954 and 1960 and was awarded the FAD Prize for Architecture in 1961. It is an astonishing building and one of the best example of 1950s rationalist architecture in Barcelona.
The 14th edition of the 48h Open House BCN architecture festival returns this year to highlight the elements that make up the rich architectural collage of the city. This edition, which will take place on Saturday the 21st of October and Sunday the 22nd of October 2023, aims to investigate the micro-narratives that can be extracted from the detail of the buildings. The result will not be a single story, but a network made up of origins, contaminations, similarities and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climate adaptation, social policy, economic contexts, regulatory requirements and new digital opportunities.
During 48h, Open House Barcelona offers short, guided tours in buildings that are normally closed to the public or have a relevant place in the history of Barcelona. 128 buildings will open to the public in 7 cities across the metropolitan region: Barcelona, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Joan Despí, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Vilassar de Dalt and Sitges.
Come by on the 22nd of October from 10.00 to 19.00 to discover this architectural gem and learn more about Manifesta 15 Barcelona. We will offer tours in English and Catalan for groups of 20 people max. Prior registration is not required for this event. More information here.
Gustavo Gili Publishing House. C/ del Rosselló, 87-89, 08029 Barcelona