Since the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona closed its exhibitions at the end of 2012, it has been working on the moving process from the Palau de Pedralbes to the new Disseny Hub Barcelona building. Two years of work were dedicated to bringing you the new museographic proposals that you’ll be able to visit very soon.
The inauguration of the museum took place yesteray, December 13th at noon. Starting today until January 31st, 2015, the Museum will be open free of charge.
The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona brings together, under one roof, the collections of graphic and fine arts, product design, fashion design, decorative arts, textile arts and historic clothing, to showcase its vast heritage of more than 70,000 objects.
The Museu del Disseny is based on a common theme «From the decorative arts to design», and is dedicated to the culture of the object, focusing on pieces that are often from the everyday sphere, their design, manufacturing process, use and distribution, aesthetic and functional obsolescence, all from a 21st-century perspective.
The Disseny Hub Barcelona building was designed by MBM architects. The building comprises two parts: an underground section made possible by the change in level caused by the redevelopment of the square; and a block at street level, which cantilevers out towards the Plaça de les Glòries, 14.5 metres above the ground. This block houses the venues for long- and short-term temporary exhibitions, as well as a hall for events and a large auditorium. Most of the building’s floor space is located below this level and houses key areas such as the main exhibition gallery, the documentation centre, research rooms, the bar and restaurant and the shop. The entire project complies with high environmental quality and sustainability standards which are achieved through a large-scale, self-sufficient energy system.
Town: 08018 Barcelona
Phone: 932 568 000
How to get there: Metro: L1 stop Glòries.| Bus: 7, 92, 192 and H12.| Tram: T4, T5 and T6 stop Glòries.