Nutura: A multisensory pavilion by architect Benedetta Tagliabue - EMBT Architects

Discover the latest installation by Roca Barcelona Gallery

  • 18 Oct
  • 31 Dec
  • 18-10-23 to 31-12-24
  • Roca Barcelona Gallery
  • Event format: In Person

Nutura is the latest exhibition that Roca Barcelona Gallery opened on October 18th. This is the first time that RBG offers the public an outdoor installation, an oasis in the middle of the city that gives a break to anyone who has the opportunity to visit it.


What is Nutura?

Nutura is a tribute to nature and Barcelona architecture of the 20th century. A space designed by Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects for Roca for Milan Design Week, this pavilion takes the visitor on a sinuous and multi-sensory journey between undulating walls of wood and ceramic where pylons and shutters create a play of light, shadows and textures.

The name of the pavilion is a fusion of Roca's Nu and Tura collections, by award-winning Spanish designers Inma Bermúdez and Andreu Carulla.

The architect

Benedetta Tagliabue founded the international studio EMBT Architects in 1994 together with Enric Miralles (1955-2000). Based in Barcelona, ​​the studio also has offices in Shanghai and Paris. Among his most notable works are the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Fair (winner in 2011 of the RIBA Award for Best International Building) and several projects in Barcelona: the Santa Caterina market, the headquarters of Gas Natural Fenosa, the Diagonal Mar Park and the Kálida Sant Pau Centre, part of the international network of Maggie centres. Among her most recent works are the church and parish complex of San Giacomo Apostolo in Ferrara (Dedalo Minosse International Prize 2022), the Ceramiche Ragno exhibition hall in Milan and the ChinaTrust office tower in Taichung. Currently, EMBT is involved in the construction of the Fudan Business School University in Shanghai, the Clichy-Montfermeil metro station in Paris (first prize in the competition) and the central metro station in Naples. In the academic field, Benedetta Tagliabue is a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB). She is a member of the jury for prestigious international awards such as the Pritzker Prize (since 2014), the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts or the Loewe Prize for Crafts, among others. Her work has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize (2005), the National Prize of Spain (2006), the National Prize of Catalonia (2002) and the FAD (2000, 2003 and 2007).


Discover more about Nutura...

The sense of well-being is a characteristic feature of Roca and it can also be perceived in the award-winning Nu and Tura collections. The drawings of the shapes of the products from both collections made by EMBT Architects are captured on ceramic tiles in blue and brown tones. The pavilion's flooring has been manufactured by Ceràmice Cumella, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, IAAC, combining high technology with traditional ceramic production, in the same way that Roca combines tradition and passion for innovation.

In clear contrast with the natural and traditional elements, an audiovisual production by the artists Julia Ippolito and Joe Mortell, under the creative direction of the Barcelona architect and interior designer Isern Serra, surround the interior of Roca Barcelona Gallery in its perimeter screens and the giant 12-inch screen. meters wide that impressively welcomes all who visit the building.


Come to discover it

We invite you to discover it from Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm (C/ Joan Güell 211-213, Barcelona!

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