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MACBA to return Capella de la Misericòrdia to Barcelona city council

The council estimates Catalan health services will have the land to build the Raval Nord CAP by the end of the year

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18 February 2020 07:48 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Barcelona city council approved an agreement with MACBA this Tuesday that regulates an extension of the museum and returns ownership of the Capella de la Misericòrdia so that a new public health clinic, or CAP can be constructed. 

The commission for ecology, urbanism and mobility also approved preliminary plans on Tuesday for a modification of the General Metropolitan Plan to allow construction of a new MACBA building in Plaça dels Àngels.

The two parties will sign the agreement demonstrating the transfer of ownership over the Capella de la Misericòrdia which was to be used for an extension of the museum. This concludes months of litigation between museum and city council executives over the fate of the building. 

MACBA will be given three months to execute the necessary procedures to exit the space, which will then become property of the city council. According to Ciutat Vella councilor, Jordi Rabassa, the Catalan health services should then have the chapel before the end of 2020.

 

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  • Plaça dels Àngels, with the Meier building owned by MACBA and the Capella de la Misericòrdia .  (By: Pau Cortina)

  • Plaça dels Àngels, with the Meier building owned by MACBA and the Capella de la Misericòrdia . (By: Pau Cortina)

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