Tour Sant Pau’s Art Nouveau Treasures

A full scripted multimedia tour in English, French, Spanish and Catalan has been created by Imagineear for the enclosure of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site in Barcelona.

Purpose built as a hospital complex between 1902 and 1930, the series of Catalan Art Nouveau buildings on the site are of artistic and heritage importance.  The hospital’s origins date back to 1401, when six small mediaeval hospitals in the Raval area, the old town next to La Rambla were merged. The hospital moved to the new site in 1916 and continued to function until 2009, when it was closed for restoration, to reopen as a museum and cultural centre in 2014.

“Every building has its own self-contained history that provides a wealth of rich and immersive content for Imagineear to include in the tour creation,” said Vasileios Karageorgos, Imagineear’s Design Director, following his extensive site visit to Sant Pau.  “The 20th Century Modernista design for the hospital was as much a social project for patients’ holistic wellbeing as it was functional.  The art and architecture include spectacular ceramics, and beauty and light was incorporated as givens.”

“Our tour weaves in and out of these extraordinary buildings, into the outdoor space and even the tunnels in between, built to keep patients dry during transfers. Our MPti™ device screens perform exceptionally well in these circumstances, where visitors move from interiors into the clear Mediterranean sunlight.”

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For further information please contact:

Clare Cooper-Hammond
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)845 680 7770
clarecooperhammond@imagineear.com

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site. www.imagineear.com

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