2020 Edition

The spectacular light festival Llum BCN in 2020 takes place again at the Poblenou neighbourhood on
February 14th, 15th and 16th 2020


Etsab Storm

Caseta ADIF
(Carrer d’Àlaba, 153)


ETSAB, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona




A mysterious place difficult to access, located in front of the railway tracks and disturbed only by the racket of passing trains at variable time intervals, it is the setting for this light and sound show which plunges the public into a storm that passes through all its phases to reach its climax coinciding with the train passing by. Once the train has passed, everything goes back to the tense calm that signals that the cycle will start again.

Alumnes: Carlos Alcázar Peñalver, Roger Bou Noguera, Lei Bu, Oriol Busquets Fulquet, Eduard Celma Garcia, Chengfeng Chen, Blanca Codina Clavaguera,Pol Cuartero Parreu, Martí Cuñé Ferré, Tamara Fernandez Cortes, Carla Gabriela Fosado López, Bastien Guelton, Ivanna Khlus, Patricia Isabel Marchán Moreno, Martin Cristian Noguera Retamal, Diana Orozco Moguel, Thalis Rambo Delavi, Núria Sant Puig, Laura Vives i Rosàs, Yue Xu
Tutors: Adrià Muros Alcojor, Núria Miralles del Rio
Acknowledgements: Adif



Jardins del carrer de Badajoz, 168

(Jardins del carrer de Badajoz, 168)


ELISAVA, the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering



Alice may be tempting for pedestrians who feel lost inside an architectural labyrinth that accentuates the accelerated pace of life in the great urban centres where it seems that there is no time to stop still. Alice may be an escape route from this oppressive reality. It may be the white rabbit’s invisible burrow that can thrust us into the unknown where time is of no essence and the daily routine does not exist. Alice is the reflection of an illusion.

Students: Elise Chukri, Miquel Estany, Marta Esteban, Anna Gayete, Tatiana Glock, Laia Gonzàlez, Laura Gusart, Mariana Magalhaes, Aida Pastor, Anna Pilyugina, Amalia Puga, Elisabeth Pujol, Albert Sanz, Valentí Soler and Marta Velasco
Tutors: Antoni Montes and Roger Pàez
Collaborators: Maria de la Cámara and Gabriel Paré






Carrer de Tànger, 89


ESDAP, School of Design and Visual Arts of Catalonia, Campus Deià
#geocidi #ESDAPCatalunya


Peaceful plots of land disrupted by the noise of drills, cranes, scaffolding and the birth of growing structures: everything forms part of a repeated cycle that leaves no trace of what could have been. Geocidi is the collective action of a single species among millions of other species that is altering our planet to the extreme, which means that it could become unrecognisable and unable to sustain life. Geocidi is a visual message of the metamorphosis Barcelona is currently undergoing.

Limited capacity.

Students: Mireia Ballesté, Núria Dalmau, Lidia Forcadellas, Julia López, Ivanna Piuma, Sara Rodríguez and Arnau Tolosa
Tutors: Amaya Martínez and Anna Solè
Collaborators: Juanra Valladares (Stage Technician - Engineering)
Sponsors: Stage Technician - Engineering)




Verd botella

Jardí del Sol
(Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 102)


(Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 102)


UIC Barcelona School of Architecture


Plastic bottles for recycling and re-used Christmas lights are joining forces with the Jardí del Sol's climber plants to turn the party wall green that holds up this unique vertical and self-sufficient wall. Plastic abuse in our society can be seen in the number of bottles arising from selective waste collections, which are establishing a dialogue with existing solar panels, re-used lights and the garden itself, in a reflection on the importance of our actions in preserving the environment.

Students: Carla Andrade, Pol Arbós, Nieves Blakstad, Estefi Bonavia, Sebas Crespí, Cinta Lluís, Guillermo Marfà, Eduard Pagés, Carles Raiteri, Genís Vilalta, Javier Garcia and Xavi Altimira
Tutors: Iñaki Baquero and Marta García-Orte


Fils d’història (Threads of history)

Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 109


ETSALS, La Salle Campus Barcelona School of Architecture
#Filsd’Història #lsarq

https://filsdhistoria.wixsite.com/filsdhistoria www.salleurl.edu

When we walk around Poblenou, we can be taken back decades in time to stroll among factories, imagine the sound of cars and machines, the smell of the smoke, and so on. The aim of Fils d’història is to remember this industrial past by retracing the history of an old industrial warehouse where Ducati motorbikes were repaired, creating a transparent cover made of thread to make people feel as if they form part of this past, day and night.

Students: Jaume Trullà, Judith Bertocchi, Tomás Feliu, Júlia Marbà, Meritxell Padullés, Andrea Berruezo, Carlos de Felipe, Pablo Linares, Veronika Motorina and Joan Martín
Tutors: Joan Vera, Laia Vives, Jordi Mansilla, Miquel Rodríguez, Juan Briz and Isabella de Renteria
Collaborators: Jaume Pla
Acknowledgements: T-Systems




Bosc nocturn (Nocturnal forest)

The surface of Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 97


IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
#boscnocturn #iaacllum2019 #IAACLife


Bosc nocturn creates the illusion of an artificial forest made of light whose aesthetic appearance changes depending on the direct interaction of the public by means of microphones placed in the windows of an old, ruined restaurant, of which only the façade remains. On the other side of the bars, the ground comes to life with a spectacular, illuminated forest constantly changing in appearance thanks to the voices of the spectators.

Students: Abhishek Soman, Arman Najari, Daniil Koshelyuk, Elliott Sinclair, Santos, François Nour, Gabriele Jureviciute, Hari Krishna Gundu, Jasser Salas Castro, Kavya Jose, Lars Erik Elseth, Marc Bou Assaf, Nikol Kirova, Umit Ceren Bayazitoglu, Wei-Hong Wang, Yasmina El Helou, Kammil Carranza Vivas, Vinay Khare, Akshay Gopinath, Anaisa Franco
Tutors: Luis Fraguada and Cristian Rizzuti
Collaborators: Valentina Toscano, Sebastian Mealla
Sponsors: Protopixel






Plaça de Montserrat Casals
(Carrer de Pallars, 183)


BAU, Design College of Barcelona



'Art in general and, naturally, architecture, is a reflection of the spiritual condition of man at a particular time'. Mathias Goeritz

We are slaves to the digital revolution because our social network presence is more important than real life. We are in constant movement, unable to stop to reflect. We move our shadow around the world. When was the last time you mulled over your reflection in a mirror?

Students: Andrea Cases, Anna Murciano, Clàudia Romero, Daniel Chavarría, Jorge Rivera, Doris Österle and Víctor López
Tutors: Santiago Vilanova, Mariel Fuentes, Frank Maria and Pierino dal Pozzo
Special mention: Leitat Technological Centre





Passatge de Trullàs


ESDAP, School of Design and Visual Arts of Catalonia, Campus Llotja
#esdap_storm #ESDAPCatalunya


Storm is an immersive experience where a storm is created that aims to awaken within the audience the primitive feeling that rises in us the moment a storm breaks. This sensory experience based on the impact of the bolts of lightning flows inside the spectator, culminating in a state where they are able to contemplate the beauty of this meteorological phenomenon.

Limited capacity.

Students: Ian Alcalá, Aïda Almacellas, Paula Arenas, Gissell Basurto, Eva Castany, Àngels Dimitri, Rubén Domínguez, Albert Duarte, Dafne García, Georgina Lacoma, Adrià Linares, Marcel Mendola, Javier Ortiz, Ana Pascual, Marina Peña, Aitor Sedano and Clara Valverde
Tutors: Rodri Barón Segovia, Sofia Isus, Jordi Plana Marquès and Laura Aragón Duat
Collaborators: Ricardo Cançado (Programming Technician)
Sponsors: Escenotecnic





Can Picó
(Carrer de Pere IV, 58)


UPC, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Master’s Degree in Lighting Design
#cyclus #upcschool


After the Can Picó building was renovated, it was converted into the cooperative Biciclot, which revolves around the world of the bicycle. Cyclus explores the relationship between the movement of a bicycle and the path of light, using the terrace of the building as a stage. This light choreography is a staging of the eternal pursuit of the tireless front white light by the flashing rear red light with the accompaniment of sounds reminiscent of the world of cycling.

Students: M. Isabel Cevallos, Marta Fernández, Ricardo E. Fonseca, Luis A. Fuentes, Felipe Huerta, Alejandra Kuri, Estefanía Martí, M. Celeste Mazzuco, J. Felipe Ortiz, Florencia Pérez, Alberto Rodríguez
Tutors: Matteo Ferroni, Susana Barea
Collaborators: Simon
Sponsors: Erco, Iguzzini, Lutron
Special mention: Biciclot






Carrer de Pujades, 55


IED Barcelona - Higher School of Design


A space full of contrasts that attest to evolution over time, Entremurs tells the story of the life of a wall through the layers and scars left by history. In this itinerary, the public will be accompanied by their own shadows, symbol of a history constructed by humans which, as they change colour, contribute to creating the future. This is participatory project which vibrates, beats and transforms thanks to the attending public.

Authors: Camilla Morandi, Valentina Maria Grazia Loffa, Elena Rubio, Maïté Cayuelas, Máximo Scopinaro, Andreu Martí, Paola Medina, Gaia Pantalone, Igor Socheleau
Tutors: Michela Mezzavilla and Raffaella Perrone
Collaborators: Juanra Valladares
Special mention: Fundació g3tsl





Pati Àlaba
(Carrer d’Àlaba, 85)


ESAD, School of Dramatic Arts Theatre Institute
#LimboIT #InstitutDelTeatre


What characteristics does a space that separates two different things that live between one world and another have? How does a place become a 'non place'? Limbo is an installation based on atmosphere and pulsation, two elements that can generate sensations. The space is modified using light, sound and shadows, accentuating the already-existing elements and creating a new perspective. Within this context, the subject acquires the ability to communicate.

Limited capacity.

Students: Julia Bauer, Joan Griset, Alba Paituví, Josep Pijuan and Debora Stysova
Tutors: Jan Mech
Collaborators: Montse Amenós, Francesc Rodelles, Elisabet Castells and Maria Domènech




Eix vital a les Naus Bessones [Lifeline between twin warehouses]

Carrer dels Almogàvers, 145


BRAC, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Barcelona
#eixvital #FacultatdeBellesArts


Eix vital is an installation located on the walkway that links twin warehouses, opening up an itinerary to visualise our symbiotic relationship with architecture and to highlight how buildings can undergo metamorphosis depending on their hosts. It is a trip inside an organism with a life of its own, which models and transforms us, just like architecture.

Limited capacity.

Students: Project: Juan Carlos Almagro. Team: Cristina Bota, Javier Caamaño, Mireia Carrillo, Maria Gorgoll, Maria Jansà, Ignasi López, Marta Rossell and Gemma Solà
Tutors: Miquel Planas and Núria Gual
Collaborators: Custom Project
Sponsors: Nylma
Special mention: Securman, Don Ostra, Época






Espai Simon 100
(Carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 66)


EINA, University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (UAB)
#noctulica_einabcn #einabcn


The Noctulica project explores the perception of light and reflects on bioluminescence, a phenomenon generated when an external element interacts with a live organism such as Noctiluca scintillans, a bioluminescent species of plankton. The light emitted by Noctulica scintillans is gentle: it illuminates the shapes in the water, generating a composition of light in constant movement that plays with our perceptions and the visual experience.

Students: Vicente Akira, Mercè Boncompte, Pol Capdevila, Núria Carrascal, Ana Habash, Anaïs Llop, Oriol Pinell and Maria Vicente
Tutors: Judit Colomer
Collaborators: Joan Pomés, sound engineer
Special mention: Simon




Punt zero

Carrer de Pamplona, 113


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)-Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB) Master’s Degree in Design and Creation of Spaces


Punt zero evokes the moment of the initial explosion from which we were created, freezing the instant immediately after this explosion and visualising the physical traces left by human existence. Punt zero invites spectators to reflect on the footprint their personal existence has left to find the turning point from which they can start to rethink their role in the universe.

Limited capacity.

Alumnes: Adriana Aguayo, Andrea Arévalo, Augusto Cilintano, Cristina Ortega, Carolina Idarraga, Claudia Carhuayo, Consuelo Coumerme, Daniela Vélez, German Ramírez, Irati Zabalo, Jesús Mas Wendt, Jordi Rocaspana, Juan Pablo Ramírez, Juana Moscoso, Laura Camacho, Manel Drareni, Maria Camila Ramírez, Maria Cecilia Molina, Maria Emilia Losano, Maria Fernanda Aguirre, Maria Jose Garcia, Milagros Ramírez, Marianela Gonzales, Mauricio Moreno, Míriam Cano, Nicolas Molina, Romina Rapp, Ruth Baches, Stella Simioni i Veronica Fernández
Tutors: Josep Ricart i Coque Claret
Acknowledgements: Hotel Capri by Fraser, ALEA




Passatge de Ratés



Massana School




Chimneys are one of the few witnesses to Poblenou’s past, making them an unquestionable symbol of this neighbourhood. From an industrial project to a technological one, they are the proof of a golden past that is being re-lived. In I.Cono, a chimney appears stripped of bricks and draped in reflections, evoking the rekindled memory of a neighbourhood that pulsates with energy.

Alumnes: Meritxell Romano, Sira Plans, Zseraldin V. Rétháti, Maialen Elorza Otaegui, Berta Ballestín, Sidney Latil de Ros, M. José Escobar, Addil El Merabet, Belén Mure, i Aritz Rodríguez
Tutors: Diego Ramos, Jordi Canudas i Ricardo Marsicano
Acknowledgements: Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility Area – Waste Management and Cleaning Department


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