GATCPAC in Barcelona. A Tour of Avant-Garde Architecture is an itinerary through Sant Gervasi that allows viewers to discover the development of architecture throughout the twentieth century and set it against the backdrop of the key events that unfolded on the political, social, cultural and artistic fronts in Barcelona.
Ever since the mid-nineteenth century, Sant Gervasi has been a well-to-do neighbourhood in the city. The opening of the Barcelona-Sarrià railroad line in 1863 led the bourgeois families living downtown to build their summer homes with gardens in this area.
Later on, well into the twentieth century, members of those families' younger generations, many of whom were independent professionals (doctors, engineers, architects, etc.) moved into the neighbourhood permanently. These young people included a large part of the members of GATCPAC who set out to introduce modern architecture into Catalonia, such as Josep Lluís Sert and Germán Rodríguez Arias.
Many of the modern residential projects that they built during the 1930s, such as Casa López on Carrer Muntaner or Casa Rodríguez Arias on Via Augusta, are located in Sant Gervasi.
Designed and led by El globus vermell
Offered as part of Model. Barcelona Architecture Festival.