Palau de la Música Catalana

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A UNESCO World Heritage Concert Hall

At the beginning of the 20th century, Catalan industrialists who loved music and art financed the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana. It was commissioned by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, built in 1905 and inaugurated in 1908.

The modernist work is of great originality, with the architect already at that time providing very innovative, creative and technological solutions.

In 1997 Unesco included the building in its catalog of World Heritage Sites. A finales de los años 80 se le encarga al equipo de Óscar Tusquets, Lluís Clotet y Carlos Díaz la ampliación del Palau, obteniendo por este proyecto el Premio FAD de Arquitectura, Reforma y Rehabilitación.

The architect Óscar Tusquets recommended Signes for the Palau’s signage project. This architect has collaborated with Signes on a regular basis for many years and on this occasion the commission was a relevant professional commitment given the history and use of the building.

The challenge was to create a signage that could not be seen, practically transparent but at the same time fulfilling its function, completely integrated into the building. In this project more than ever “less is more”.

We avoided the traditional supports to work with blued brass, milling the typographies with ligatures designed by Eva Blanch for this project, turning any sign into another element of the whole decoration, mirrors were used as information supports. On the main glass façade, the Palau de la Música logo was engraved with an acid etching technique. It is one of our most emblematic projects.