Monday: Welcome reception
Tuesday: Poster session 1 at Institut d'Estudis Catalans
On Tuesday 21st, at 19:20, we will hold the poster session for papers presented during Tuesday at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, in the Old Town.
The Institut d'Estudis Catalans (“Institute for Catalan Studies”) is located in a large baroque building, built between 1629 and 1680. Next to the Institute for Catalan Studies, there is the Hospital de la Santa Creu. It is a priceless treasure of Catalan gothic architecture. Its origins go back to 1219, when Pope Honorius III decided to concede protection to the formerly existing hospital. This same building, although only a small part of the original is conserved, was later known as the Hospital de la Santa Creu.
Annexed to the hospital, in front of the Institute for Catalan Studies, is the third monumental building, the Col.legi de Cirurgia de Barcelona (1762), a neo-classic building containing a surgical amphiteatre and school.
The closest metro station is Liceu , in L3 (green). You exit the metro at La Rambla. Walk uphill along La Rambla for about 100 metres and you will soon see a large baroque church (Esglèsia del Carme) on the left side. Carrer del Carme is the one at the corner. Walk for about 3 minutes, and you will ﬁnd the Institute entrance on the left.
Wednesday: Visit to Palau de la Música and Banquet
The Palau de la Música Catalana (“Palace of Catalan Music”) is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernist style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, like the Hospital de Sant Pau and Casa de Convalescència. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society to which it still mostly belongs. The project was ﬁnanced primarily by the society, but important ﬁnancial contributions also were made by Barcelona's wealthy industrialists and bourgeoisie. In 1997, the Palau de la Música Catalana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Hospital de Sant Pau. Today, more than half a million people a year attend musical performances in the Palau that range from symphonic and chamber music to jazz and Cançó (Catalan song).
We have programmed guided visits to the Palau, starting at 17:30. Sign-up sheets will be provided during Monday and Tuesday for the different visit times, as the number of persons per visit is limited.
The invited talk by J. Schmidhuber will be held at 19:00 in the Petit Palau, a modern annex inside the Palau. From there we will move to the banquet, to be held in the entrance hall and terrace of the Palau.
Please remember to bring your entrance ticket to this event.
The closest metro station is Urquinaona , in L4 (yellow) and L1 (red). The closest exit is Via Laietana in L4: the Palau, although not directly visible from there, is only a few metres away.
Thursday: Poster session 2 at Historic Building of University of Barcelona
The Historic Building of University of Barcelona was one of the ﬁrst buildings to be raised outside the ancient city walls, and was designed by Elies Rogent in 1863. Work on the building lasted for more than twenty years, although by 1871 the ﬁrst lectures were being given there.
The architectural work and the quality of the building's works of art meant that the historic building was declared a national monument of historic and artistic interest in 1970. The clock and the iron bell housed in the tower in the Pati de Lletres — the Patio of Arts and Humanities – were installed in 1881.
This historic building occupies a whole block by itself, enclosed within is a carefully tended garden with its own history. The garden was laid out together with the historic building, and was designed as a botanic garden.
The closest metro station is Universitat , in L1 (red) and L2 (purple). Once you exit the metro, you cannot miss the large building with the tower clock on the left end. Enter through the largest, central, door, and take the stairs on the right to the ﬁrst ﬂoor.