A modern construction of concrete and glass, the Granollers Theatre Auditorium just north of Barcelona, Spain, has that special touch the Catalans can bring to such potentially lifeless materials. Drama, light, and beauty from cold grey concrete—it's a neat trick. It is also very clever, graceful sweeps of vertical slabs along its flanks bring welcome shade to the glass walls. But lifelessness still managed to manifest itself in other, more acutely problematic ways.
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