Forum Bathing Zone, Zona de Banys, Barcelona Forum Photos, Beth Gali Architect Spain

Zona de Banys Barcelona Bathing Pool

Catalan Waterfront Landscape design by Beth Gali Architect

post updated 13 May 2021

Zona de Banys

Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum
Date built: 2004
Design: Beth Gali, Architect

Forum Bathing Zone

Barcelona Bathing Pool design:
Zona de Banys Barcelona Forum Bathing Zone
photograph © Adrian Welch

I had hoped this humble piece of landscaping would offset the macho structures just inland and show how female architects can outshine by taking a different tack but despite some subtley dynamic concrete seats that unfold out of a concrete wall most of the decking is thin gruel for the brain. A series of pontoons reach into a thin stretch of water protected from the Mediterranean by a riot of huge concrete blocks, with a skeletal spine marking a boundary with the Auditoria Park just inland.

Zona de Banys, Forum Barcelona – photos:

Zona de Banys Barcelona Forum Bathing Zone
photo © Adrian Welch

Images of this Beth Gali architecture available: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Zona de Banys Barcelona Forum Bathing Zone
photo © Adrian Welch

Zona de Banys, Forum Barcelona by Beth Gali, Architect: Photos © Adrian Welch

Zona de Banys Barcelona Forum Bathing Zone
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: Zona de Banys, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Northeast Spain

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photograph © Adrian Welch
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