Ferrater is well aware of Alvar Aalto's teachings. In the Institute of the Botanical Garden in Barcelona, and even more in this work, his architecture for the most part expresses itself through the simplicity of its natural materials and is at its best in full sunlight, "immaterial material" which conducts the orchestra of the shadows on the volumes, sometimes dividing them and sometimes blending them together, with the effect of creating constantly changing outlines for the buildings.
These are the marks of his Mediterranean culture, incessantly seeking solar and always simple atmospheres. A culture different from that of his Scandinavian teachers, but close to it because he tends to dress his buildings in the lightest, most ethereal, dynamic and creative material that exists: sunlight.
Francesca Oddowww.culturalcas.com Institute of the Botanical Garden of Barcelona, Carlos Ferrater Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos de CastellonFerrater & Guibernau: vocational school in Lloret de Mar, Spain