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CCCB Barcelona

CCCB Barcelona
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125659)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-05
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Event
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-05-01 0:29
Viewed: 895
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (also known by its acronym, CCCB) is one of the most visited exhibition and arts centres in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Situated in the Raval district, the Centre’s core theme is the city and urban culture. Its success is based on quality, its rather eclectic approach, attention to a broad cross section of publics and the unique way it addresses issues with the aim of linking the academic world with creative processes and citizens in general. The Centre has a floor area of 15,000 m², 4,000 of which are exhibition spaces. It also has an auditorium, a bookstore and various multiuse seminar and lecture rooms. The CCCB occupies part of the old Casa de Caritat almshouse, built in 1802 and serving this role until 1957. The remodelled premises are the work of the architects Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana, and, in 1993, the project was awarded the FAD and Ciutat de Barcelona Architecture Prizes. The new project replaced the north wing, completing the original U-shaped layout with a 30-metre high prismatic volume, presenting a spectacular glazed façade that projects into the courtyard at the top. With its interplay of reflections, this new feature becomes a mirror of the surrounding rooftops and a prime lookout point over the city, as well as housing internal communications (halls, lifts and stairs).

I found this buildings quite amazing. As Josep Marin Ribe told me, it is the favorite place of the young people, as we can also see here.

Bigger beta picture

Playing with pp - black and white,
other cut, framing.

The view of the whole facade.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2017-05-01 0:32]


quels reflet dans ce vitrage et vue sueprbe iamge et ocmpo quel jeu de tons entres les diverses parties et ces jeune en fond fantastique effet et iamge.
Bravo et amitié

A double sides reflection, marvelously collected, Malgo.
Those youngsters seem to be playing with the mirror.
The effect is awesoem.

Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Et dire que ce sont les immeubles ou constructions modernes qui renvoient par leurs reflets l'architecture du passé, comme un genre d'annonce, chaque siècle transforme son époque;
Belle prise de vue.

Hello Malgo,
A wonderful steel and glass confection, perfect for capturing some lovely reflections. Excellent technical realisation. The kids messing about animate the scene and supply scale.
My picture from Cabo Girao was captured from the top of the cliff. Have a nice May Day.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2017-05-01 1:52]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Lubie takie odbicia.
Super kolory i ostrosc.
Jak majowka?
Krzysztof i G.

Hello Malgo,
All three photos are very interesting but this was probably the right choice for the main upload. Fine colours with a few red elements and a great combination of reflections and "real" things, including a lot of people. The window panes create a fine pattern. This place obviously offered many amusing photo opportunities.
Kind regards,

Ciao Malgo,

J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. Étonnant de constater à quel point le côté droit est différent du côté gauche. Moitié ombre et moitié lumière.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2017-05-01 7:20]

Hello Malgo

I like the contrast in brightness and tones between the lighter facade at right, and the darker facade at left. Nice reflections and the people add scale and context. Also the people at right are sedentary and the people at left are active and rollerblading. Tfs!

Hello Malgo,

This is quite an amazing shot!
I studied it long and hard to differentiate the reality from the reflections and even then, I am not sure!
It has amazing depth, vitality and human interest!
Love it!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi dear Malgo

Very very interesting appraoch. Reflection and Synmetry! So eye-catching image at all. Good idea makes big output.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Good morning,
I remember this spectacular building. You've captured an interesting scene with spectacular reflections. Nice atmosphere as usual. Good catch!


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2017-05-02 8:25]

Hi Malgorzata
Bien vu et réaliser, une image original très réussie
belle journée

Hi Malgorzata,

I like the reflections on the windows. The point of view is showing the details of the reflections. It is clear and sharp.


Ciao Malgo
che belli questi riflessi!!!
Questo in particolare è bello e grandissimo, perfette le persone davanti a dimostrare le dimensioni dei grandi vetri.
Hai ragione, piacerebbe anche a me vedere più spesso Gigi...

Hello, Malgo!

Very nice and original way to show this beautiful buiding, through its reflection on the windows, captured with very good colors and sharpness! The people give more life to the scene! Well done!

Hi Malgo
is this for real? how does it do this sort of reflecting? it looks as if you have posted 2 images side by side, one with brighter light one darker. So strange. Must be neat to see this building in person. wonderful post, its a head turner.

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