But once you know the story behind, it’s not so strange at all:
Students of the neighborhood had to propose a way to disguise this big, ugly and empty facade.
They were inspired by the story “The principle of wisdom” by Pere Calders, and this made them to add an umbrella, a fishbone, a teddy bear, a vanadium screw, a paper boat, a shoe, a bottle, a tap, a suitcase, a set of headphones, binoculars, a scooter, a cap child, an hourglass, a shell and a starfish to the facade of the building.
This artistic project is part of a larger one launched by the Barcelona City Council a few years ago with the objective to cover several dividing facades of (ugly) buildings throughout Barcelona.
Amongst them the most interesting are: “Dialogue between Facades”, “Cats Facade”, “Balcony Facade”, “Friendly Ants Facade” and “Soccer Facade”.