Tag Archives: 22@

Will we still have prostitutes in BCN in 2159?

14 Oct

future--city-1969What will Barcelona be like in 2159?

Will we still have people selling Agua, Coca Cola , Cerveza in liquid form? Will we have intergalactic  prostitutes on Las Ramblas? Will the Sagrada Familia be finished?

A new time capsule project has been launched via the internet, for the citizens of Barcelona in 2009 to communicate with the barceloneces of 2159

The BARCELONA2159 project has taken shape and hundreds of people from ages 7 to 67 have populated the site. With the several different categories, participants can leave their theory on what the city of Barcelona will be like in 150 years.

Part of the ANY CERDA, a year devoted to the celebration of the man, whose ambition to tear down the gothic walls and expand the city was revolutionary 150 years ago. An ambitious plan that turned the city into the sprawling grid-like mass it is today.

The Project, which will runs until June 2010, will mark the beginning of the future of Barcelona.  Developed as  marketing tool for the exposition as well as  an opportunity for the people to leave their mark in  Barcelona’s history. You can leave written messages as well as  videos in the online time capsule intended for future viewers.

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But who is the “New Cerda”? While they rip apart the Poble Nou area for the 22@ is it progress or greed? One thing is for sure if the future is managed by Zaha Hadid count me in.

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The new Spiral Tower by Zaha Hadid  in Barcelona.

  To see some of the messages click below.

http://barcelona2159.org/

 

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The “ME” Hotel in Barcelona’s 22@ district

19 Sep

chairstowelpool ladder Photos by_David Naveira

A tower of glass and steel becomes a beacon of style in the up & coming neighborhood called 22@

Located on Diagonal the ME- Barcelona opened earlier this year, bringing effortless sophistication to an area heavy with  development.  Part of the Sol Melia group, the company has  opened only  four ME properties within the last 2 years (*Barcelona/Madrid/Cabo/Cancun) . Tailored for the young urban professional; the hotel is the perfect place to get away with a weekend with friends or for a romantic weekend.

The hotel boast an impressive Spa, Gym and most importantly a pool scene that rivals anything in Barcelona. High above the city you can enjoy the pool deck which also houses the lounge/club aptly named “ANGELS& KINGS” owned by rocker Pete Wentz , of the band Fall Out Boy.

angels The club brings a touch of  Rock & Roll edge to the hotel  by dressing up the space with embossed black latex wallpaper, louis XIV chairs,  red velvet drapes, and walls littered with mug shots of rock and roll royalty.  Unisex bathrooms are the norm and come equiped with chalkboard walls to help you pass the time -writing or drawing while you wait in line.

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Take the elevator up to the 25th floor and you will be rewarded by the heavenly DOS CIELOS restaurant.  This restaurant,  has not only  managed to grab the attention of the culinary elite, but was also featured in Conde Nast Travelers 2009 HOT LIST.

Head chefs Javier and Sergio Torres ignite the palate with innovative dishes and a selection of drinks and deserts as eclectic as the city of Barcelona.

After dinner,  chill out on the patio where  with lush electronica plays softly, as the waiters keep the mojitos flowing on the moonlit terrace overlooking the mediterranean.

 In an area filled with highrise 5 star hotels the ME shines brighter than any other hotel in the area due to the stunning design and unique details.

For more information on the  ME Barcelona click below:

http://www.me-barcelona.com