On 21 June, the “Barcelona, Light for all” guide was launched at an event on the Hotel Condes’ Alaire Terrace –an ideal setting– in the heart of Barcelona. More than 50 architects, interior designers and professionals from the lighting industry gathered at the launch of the guide, which features a trail of the top iconic locations in Barcelona with lighting by LEDS C4.
Josep Sabaté, the Area Manager of LEDS C4 and promoter of the guide, headed the event. During his talk, he highlighted some of the main differentiating features of the projects, implemented in collaboration with renowned teams of architects, interior designers and lighting designers, many of whom were present.
The event’s location in Barcelona’s Hotel Condes, a 19th-century mansion transformed into a modern 4-star hotel, is one of the lighting projects featured in the guide, a project that was conducted jointly with Mercè Borell. The interior designer talked about her experience of working with LEDS C4 and the special-projects team to reflect on how they successfully overcame the challenge of producing and, especially, of installing the spectacular 20-metre, double-spiral luminaire, in the hotel’s main stairway.
Birgit Walter, the lighting designer for projects that include the Bellavista Jardín del Norte and the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, also talked about the unique character of the lighting in one of the most spectacular 5-star hotels in Barcelona. Alongside the project’s architect Julio López, they emphasised how the LEDS C4 team had been fully involved in and committed to the project, which was a key reason why it had been a success.
At the end of the launch, cocktails were served by the chef Martín Berasategui, bringing the event to a close.
A unique guide
“Barcelona, Light for all” is a new way to discover the city through light. Published by LEDS C4, the guide features trails of the company’s top lighting projects, presenting the Catalan capital in a new light and inviting onlookers to discover the Sagrada Família, Liceu Opera House, Hospital of Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Arenas Shopping Centre. The guide presents 24 iconic points, including monuments, hotels, restaurants and buildings of interest.
This guide contains practical information for visitors to the city, offering an in-depth look at its history, neighbourhoods and people. It features two trails –a one- and two-day trail– to discover Barcelona, with essential stop-offs, fact-sheets about points of interest and information on the lighting projects.