ESDi, Barcelona and the Design
Barcelona is a Mediterranean city in a privileged location in the European map. Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, it is a city with a skyline combining maritime and mountainous elements. A city of contrasts, it has perfectly integrated tradition and modernity in its buildings and streets.
Widely-known for its cuisine, the city has become a meeting point of people of different origin, fact that makes it culturally rich in details.
Deeply marked by the influence of the architect Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona also has different interesting World Heritage declared sites. Inspiration of several artists all along the history, Barcelona has been the main protagonist in several books and songs, and its architecture and design have become world known models. Museums such as the Design Hub Barcelona (DHUB), the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA) and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) and associations like Promotion of Arts and Design (FAD), increase the value of design and architecture in a city where arts count and culture is perceived everywhere you go.
Barcelona, a young city, welcomes a great number of students each year who find here a balance between leisure and learning. They are thirsty for new experiences and they know Barcelona will respond to their educational and existential interests. The city offers them a wide variety of cultural and design activities, and a great chance to enjoy a unique experience.