Museu del Disseny de Barcelona,Spain

Date Built
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona says that it is, "... the Catalan capital’s centre devoted to the arts of the object and design. The new museum was created as a result of merging the collections from four of the city’s museums: the Museu de les Arts Decoratives (devoted to the decorative arts), the Museu de Ceràmica (ceramics), the Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària (textiles and clothing) and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques (graphic arts)."

The museum's home is in the Disseny Hub Barcelona building in Plaça de les Glòries designed by the MBM (Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Capdevila and Gual) team of architects.  The E-Architecture website describes it as, "... a confident, expressive building ... located on a sloping site beside Jean Nouvelle’s Agbar tower, and very close to the elevated roundabout of a busy motorway."

"The site is part of a future park which meant that only a small building footprint would be allowed at ground level with the rest of the building underground."