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One of Enric Pladevall’s first public works was created in 1986, commissioned by Barcelona City Council as part of the Olympic promotion campaign. Titled La font mutant, the piece stands in Plaça Àngel Pestaña in the Nou Barris neighbourhood. This “mutant fountain” is an acacia tree trunk cast in bronze and standing over 8 metres high, from which water flows.

Between 1988 and 1990, he created Gran fus for the sculpture garden at the Fundació Miró; Planeta fus for Girona railway station; and the monumental Paula for Plaça del Mil·lenari in Manresa, produced as part of events to mark the Millennium in Catalonia.

In 1996, the Atlanta Cultural Olympiad commissioned him to produce a work for the Centennial Olympic Park. The piece, titled Androgyne Planet, is 9 metres high and is made from stainless steel, wood and bronze. Atlanta art critics voted this sculpture the city’s most outstanding Olympic legacy.

In 2001, he was guest artist at the Spanish Sculpture Symposium in Korea, producing the bronze piece Organic Presence for the Spanish Sculpture Park in Kwang-ju.

In 2002, he made L'anell de foc for Plaça Major in Vic. This “ring of fire” was an ephemeral monumental sculpture that lasted 24 hours. The second of his virtual projects, it was preceded by Tità Cromelech, a work 41 metres in diameter produced for a private garden in Empordà county.

In 2004, commissioned by Cosmocaixa, he worked for practically the entire year on the project for L'arbre de la vida, a 23-meter-high “tree of life” weighing over 7 tonnes which now hangs over the ramp giving access to the museum. This striking work is a combination of great technical complexity, forcefulness and simple finish.