Architecture

 

In the early thirties, intellectuals from many different places visited the island of Ibiza and some even spent long periods of time there. Outstanding amongst them are the German philosopher Walter Benjamin and the dadaist artist Raoul Hausmann, a group of architects belonging to the group GATEPAC, among whom we can highlight Josep Lluis Sert or Germán Rodriguez Arias, in addition to another German architect Erwin Broner. They were all fascinated by the traditional architecture of Ibiza. Its whiteness, simplicity, the functionality of each element, its integration with the landscape, all done in a rational way that was so popular with the first modernist architects.

 

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We offer you the possibility of discovering the traditional architecture of Ibiza following routes throughout the island where we can show you the landscape and traditional architecture, including an actual visit to one of these houses or the Ethnological Museums where we will explain their origins and characteristics.

 

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For those interested in modern architecture, we organise a visit to the housing development of Urbanización Can Pep Simo, where we find dwellings designed by Josep Lluis Sert, among other architects. We complete the journey with a visit to the house of the German architect Erwin Broner in the Sa Penya neighbourhood.

Over the last few years, numerous houses and buildings designed by prestigious architects have also been built. Among them, we can single out the new apartment building on the Paseo Maritimo in the city of Ibiza by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.