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The Golden Lion-winning Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale showcased the new "radical" architecture built in Spain after the economic crisis in 2008, so we've put together a new Pinterest board highlighting the best examples from the pages of Dezeen.

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A strict geometry sees plant beds organised in regular blocks around squared paved slabs that lead visitors around the centre, taking them between works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Franz West, Eduardo Chillida and Joan Miró.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

A strict geometry sees plant beds organised in regular blocks around squared paved slabs that lead visitors around the centre, taking them between works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Franz West, Eduardo Chillida and Joan Miró.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca will host temporary exhibitions and artists' residences, alongside a number of community workshops and artist-led programmes that centre on education and sustainability.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

Hauser & Wirth Menorca will host temporary exhibitions and artists' residences, alongside a number of community workshops and artist-led programmes that centre on education and sustainability.

Large windows punctuate the walls and ceilings of the gallery space, creating a play of shadows on the stone walls.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

Large windows punctuate the walls and ceilings of the gallery space, creating a play of shadows on the stone walls.

The interior of Hauser & Wirth Menorca features original wood beams which were restored and whitewashed, while its walls were not rendered completely smooth but instead reveal the stone masonry beneath.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

The interior of Hauser & Wirth Menorca features original wood beams which were restored and whitewashed, while its walls were not rendered completely smooth but instead reveal the stone masonry beneath.

The site is complete with eight exhibition spaces, a restaurant, a gallery shop, a sculpture trail and biodiverse gardens.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

The site is complete with eight exhibition spaces, a restaurant, a gallery shop, a sculpture trail and biodiverse gardens.

A two-year conservation project saw the three buildings converted into a 1,500-square-metre cultural hub.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

A two-year conservation project saw the three buildings converted into a 1,500-square-metre cultural hub.

Named Hauser & Wirth Menorca, the gallery is located on a small island off the coast of Mahon in the south of Menorca.

Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

Named Hauser & Wirth Menorca, the gallery is located on a small island off the coast of Mahon in the south of Menorca.

Following the success of the La Borda, the studio is currently developing another housing cooperative called La Balma, which is due to open in the Poblenou neighbourhood later this year. Condominium Interior, Spanish Architecture, Venice Biennale, Dezeen, The Neighbourhood, Multi Story Building, Around The Worlds, Projects, Collection

Five notable projects by emerging Spanish collective Lacol

Following the success of the La Borda, the studio is currently developing another housing cooperative called La Balma, which is due to open in the Poblenou neighbourhood later this year.

In the lead up to the closure and renovation of an old prison in Barcelona, Lacol has worked with the city's council to carry out workshops with locals to gather ideas on how the building should be reused. New Radicals, Spanish Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Dezeen, Hospitality, Prison, Projects, Barcelona, Public

Five notable projects by emerging Spanish collective Lacol

In the lead up to the closure and renovation of an old prison in Barcelona, Lacol has worked with the city's council to carry out workshops with locals to gather ideas on how the building should be reused.

The group built a facility called Coòpolis that offers spaces for the training and support of other groups striving for a "cooperative economy" in the Catalan capital. Spanish Architecture, Dezeen, Building, Projects, Collection, Home Decor, Zero, Training, Restaurant

Five notable projects by emerging Spanish collective Lacol

The group built a facility called Coòpolis that offers spaces for the training and support of other groups striving for a "cooperative economy" in the Catalan capital.

La Borda is a housing cooperative completed in 2018 in a former industrial neighbourhood of Barcelona. The collective developed it through participatory workshops with its future inhabitants, who now own and control the building. Spanish Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Barcelona 2018, Barcelona Spain, Biomass Boiler, Communal Kitchen, Parque Industrial, Patio Central, High Building

Five notable projects by emerging Spanish collective Lacol

La Borda is a housing cooperative completed in 2018 in a former industrial neighbourhood of Barcelona. The collective developed it through participatory workshops with its future inhabitants, who now own and control the building.

One of Lacol's latest projects is the overhaul of a group of abandoned ship-sail factories from 1926 to create workspaces for eight Barcelona-based cooperatives – including itself. Studios Architecture, Spanish Architecture, Architecture Awards, Architecture Student, Interior Architecture, Beyond The Horizon, Timber Buildings, Abandoned Ships, Community Space

Five notable projects by emerging Spanish collective Lacol

One of Lacol's latest projects is the overhaul of a group of abandoned ship-sail factories from 1926 to create workspaces for eight Barcelona-based cooperatives – including itself.

Floors coloured blue and off-white were used to divide up the spaces and mark their uses. Spanish Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Interior Architecture, Stair Handrail, Floor Colors, Dezeen, Decoration, Stairs, Farmhouse

Azab splits Spanish farmhouse into two interconnected modern homes

Floors coloured blue and off-white were used to divide up the spaces and mark their uses.

In contrast to the interiors, the building's exterior is restrained with plain facades marked with a subtle diamond pattern that is only visible when the light is right. Spanish Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Venice Biennale, Building Exterior, Architectural Digest, Dezeen, Design Art, Spain, Farmhouse

Azab splits Spanish farmhouse into two interconnected modern homes

In contrast to the interiors, the building's exterior is restrained with plain facades marked with a subtle diamond pattern that is only visible when the light is right.

Throughout the interiors, Azab combined the farmhouse's exposed concrete frame and lightly painted walls with flourishes of bright colour, mirrors and striped glass. Spanish Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Concrete Interiors, Exposed Concrete, Architectural Digest, Farmhouse, Furniture

Azab splits Spanish farmhouse into two interconnected modern homes

Throughout the interiors, Azab combined the farmhouse's exposed concrete frame and lightly painted walls with flourishes of bright colour, mirrors and striped glass.

Architecture studio Anna and Eugeni Bach has designed Seven Lives, an apartment block in Barcelona that references its surroundings but has been given a playful modern touch with vibrant balconies and an adaptable layout. Kengo Kuma, Chengdu, Cabana, Odense, Casa Cook Hotel, Lake Flato, Barcelona Apartment, Patio Interior, Tiny Apartments

Anna and Eugeni Bach create Barcelona apartment building with bright yellow balconies

Architecture studio Anna and Eugeni Bach has designed Seven Lives, an apartment block in Barcelona that references its surroundings but has been given a playful modern touch with vibrant balconies and an adaptable layout.