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Auditorio de l'Àgora Jordi Rubió i Balaguer de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Ramón Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona, 08005, Spain
At one end of the courtyard of Llúria is the memorial in honor of the one hundred and twenty teachers of the Catalan university reprised by the Francoist dictatorship in 1939. Among these was Pompeu Fabra himself. The monument consists of a circular box of glass of great dimensions, of four meters of diameter, that reproduces the name of the teachers honored. A permanent ray of light illuminates, as if it were the needle of a clock, its name in turn. A few days after the Francoist occupation of Barcelona, ​​in January 1939, the new authorities suppressed the Autonomous University, a republican creation of six years before. The memorial was inaugurated by the rector Argullol in April of 2001, coinciding with the 70th. Anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Republic.

The other great artistic attraction of the campus of the Ciutadella is the so-called Reflection Room, conceived by Antoni Tàpies in 1996. This underground crypt illuminated partly by natural light invites, in the words of its author, to the recollection, concentration and approach to The true human nature. The mural Diptych of the bell and the sculpture Serpent and dish , both of the artist are exposed . The Agora Jordi Rubió i Balaguer is the main space of relation of the academic life of the campus of the Ciutadella. Designed by the architects Jordi Garcés and Enric Soria, its name pays homage to the teacher, librarian and researcher Jordi Rubió i Balaguer (1887-1982), who also contributed decisively to the renovation of the university in Catalonia. In times of the military barracks this space had been occupied by the stables. The intermediate space between the two buildings is a public square on the surface, and the underground plant integrates the auditorium, an exhibition hall and the nexus of union between Jaume I and Roger de Llúria, among others.

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