The Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), popularly known as CCCB, is a cultural centre located in the Raval district of Barcelona. The museum is located in was formerly the building of the house of charity, which was restored by the team of architects Helio Piñon and Albert Viaplana, a work that earned them the Barcelona FAD Award. Today it is one of the most often visited halls in Barcelona, admired for its eclectic range of styles and artists.
The items held in the centre are usually in urban and cosmopolitan themes as well as in various formats, including paintings, photographies and films, among others. It has a collection of more than 700 works of experimental and documentary films called Arxiu Xcentric and a cinema offering daily screenings. The works of art found in the centre has urban-contemporary themes and are constantly updated.
The CCCB is a public consortium of the Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona) and Barcelona City Council. Its CEO is a Catalan philosopher and journalist, Josep Ramoneda. It was opened in 1994 and since then has been actively involved in the organization of events, debates and exhibitions. It occupies an area of 15,000 square meters and houses an auditorium, a library, several classrooms and multipurpose rooms as well as large exposition halls.