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Taking in the Sights of Barcelona


barca-newsOur HNC/D Graphic Design and Photography students recently enjoyed a trip to Barcelona where they made the most of the city’s rich architecture.

The Graphic Design students used the experience to research the traits and styles of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. The five-day trip included visiting a number key sites such as the Sagrada Famíliar- a large Roman Catholic church that was designed by Spanish architect Antonin Gaudí, the Park Güell – a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements (also designed by Guadí), and the mountain range region of Montserrat to visit a Benedictine monastery.

HNC Graphic Design student, Lauren Hodson, said:
“It was great to be able to contrast the style of architecture that we are used to seeing in our own cities with that of Barcelona. It was incredible to visit the Sagrada Famíliar; I hope to study architecture when I have completed this course, so this was a real highlight for me.”

Graphic Design tutor and Deputy Head of Faculty, Maria Delves, said:
“The students felt that seeing Gaudi’s work first hand put into context the research they have done on the Art Noveau movement and they had a much better appreciation of his work. The trip gave the opportunity for all the students to get to know each other and explore a major cultural European city.”

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