A Quarts de Quatre
A Quarts de Quatre is a public exhibition and retrospective a part of the MIRALLES tribute, operating throughout gallery spaces and schools across Barcelona in 2021. A Quarts de Quatre at the Saló del Tinell presents a vision of Miralles as an architect and innovator, through the design and history of four built projects, benchmarks of modern European architecture, each representing a milestone in his life and his creative career.
Projects included in the public retrospective include The Igualada Park Cemetery (1985-1991). Miralles’ “inaugural” work embodying his unique approach to topography, landscape, and place. The Huesca’s Sports Complex (1994), one of Miralles’ first large scale projects, and emblematic of attention towards canopy and overhead structures which would largely come to typify his stylistic career. The Santa Caterina Market (1997), one of the architects most prolific projects, and a cornerstone of contemporary Catalan, embedded within the heart of the city, exploring and enriching dialogues between history and place. And finally, the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh (2004), Miralles’s final masterpiece that captures and embodies his vast and expansive architectural interests and experience, his most emblematic and challenging project to date.
Each project, at the time of their construction, represented a major milestone in the evolution of Miralles’ architecture, together providing a lens into the essence and foundations of his work. A Quarts de Quatre convenes Enric’s most personal documents, sketches, drawings, models, and photographs, making them for the first time accessible to the public, to whom, fundamentally, the exhibition is dedicated. A Quarts de Quatre is made possible with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya through their Departments of Presidency, Culture and Territory and Sustainability, in collaboration with l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ETSAB), the Col·legi Arquitectos de Catalunya (COAC) and the architecture studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT.
Joan Roig i Duran
Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects
Fundació Enric Miralles
La Invisible Studio
Sara Manfredini Taube
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Generalitat de Catalunya
Museo de Historia de Barcelona