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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona brings together, under one roof, the collections of the Museu de les Arts Decoratives, the Museu de Ceràmica, the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques, to showcase its vast heritage of more than 70,000 objects.

The Museu del Disseny is based on a common theme «From the decorative arts to design», and is dedicated to the culture of the object, focusing on pieces that are often from the everyday sphere, their design, manufacturing process, use and distribution, aesthetic and functional obsolescence, all from a 21st-century perspective.

The Disseny Hub Barcelona building was designed by MBM architects. The building comprises two parts: an underground section made possible by the change in level caused by the redevelopment of the square; and a block at street level, which cantilevers out towards the Plaça de les Glòries, 14.5 metres above the ground. This block houses the venues for long- and short-term temporary exhibitions, as well as a hall for events and a large auditorium. Most of the building's floor space is located below this level and houses key areas such as the main exhibition gallery, the documentation centre, research rooms, the bar and restaurant and the shop. The entire project complies with high environmental quality and sustainability standards which are achieved through a large-scale, self-sufficient energy system.

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