Sagrada Familia Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi

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Sagrada Familia Barcelona

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page updated 20 Jul 2016 ; 1 Oct 2012

Sagrada Familia Multimedia Show

Sound and light show at this famous Antoni Gaudi building:

Project by Moment Factory.

The first sound and light spectacle to be projected on the complex façade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.


Ode à la vie – Project by Moment Factory.

The first sound and light spectacle to be projected on the complex façade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

The 15 minute multimedia show presented was within La Mercè Festival in Barcelona this weekend.

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photos © Adrian Welch

The inspiration for the show was to realise Antonio Gaudi’s dream for the Sagrada Familia façade to be full of colours.

18 Aug 2011

Sagrada Familia Photos

Photos of this major Antoni Gaudi building from Summer 2011:

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photos © Adrian Welch

20 Apr 2011

Sagrada Familia Fire

A fire has destroyed original feature of the Sagrada Familia by architect Antoni Gaudi. Reports estimate that 1500 people were evacuated in arson attack. Tourists were hurriedly evacuated from Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica after an arson attack destroyed part of the original work of its eccentric architect, Antoni Gaudi. A local man reportedly set the blaze after walking into the sacristy, spraying it with a flammable liquid and setting fire to the priests’ robes stored there, reports the Arts Journal. More details re the fire online soon.

Sagrada Familia
photo © Adrian Welch

Sagrada Familia

Church of the Holy Family

northeast Barcelona
1884
Antoni Gaudí, Architect

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photos © Adrian Welch

Literally ‘Sacred Family’ this church is the most striking and largest of all Antoni Gaudi buildings.

Photos of building exterior – western entrance:

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photos © Adrian Welch

Sagrada Familia architect: Antoni Gaudi

Probably the most stunning piece of Spanish architecture, a wild and inventive building.

Antoni Gaudi is a surrealist architect and his work has often been compared to that of Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, who of course is also Spanish.

Sagrada Familia uses caricatures in stone to portray the story of Christianity but its flamboyance has made it a symbol for the city as a whole. Gaudi frequently uses organic elements on the top of his spires, shaped like cloves crossed with the crucifix they are powerfully sculptural and very distinctive. Antoni Gaudi is often bracketed as one of the key European organic architects. In the Sagrada Familia building the architect evokes nature as well as Biblical scenes: in the photos you can see many of the columns fan out like plants for example.

More images of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona:

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photos © Adrian Welch

More Sagrada Familia images available: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

Sagrada Familia to use Scottish Stone
Stone from Clashach Quarry, Moray, is being used to complete parts of Sagrada Familia by Gaudi in Barcelona: a ceiling and a main staircase.

Sandstone from the quarry of Moray Stone Cutters has already been used in the construction of the National Museum of Scotland and the extension to the National Gallery in Edinburgh, as well as the 9/11 memorial in New York.

The contract will involve up to five tonnes of sandstone, with blocks as large as one metre cubed, being transported to Spain each month for the next two years to the temple site where construction work first began in 1882.

The quarry secured the contact after Moray Stone Cutters supplied sandstone for work on the nearby Barcelona Cathedral in 2005
Jul 2006

More Sagrada Familia Photos – from 1991:

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photos © Isabelle Lomholt

The image on the left is the delicate sculpture on the eastern frontage to Sagrada Familia. The other three show the western entry with more strenuous Gaudi sculpting

Sagrada Familia – Photos

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photo © Isabelle Lomholt


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Key Antoni Gaudi buildings in Barcelona

Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia, Eixample
Casa Batlo building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Casa Mila – La Pedrera, Passeig de Gracia, Eixample
La Pedrera building
picture © Adrian Welch

Park Guell, north Barcelona
Park Guell Barcelona
image © AW

Barcelona Architecture Tours

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Barcelona Pavilion

News re Antoni Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona
UNESCO has added four Barcelona buildings by architect Antoni Gaudi to its list of World Heritage sites: the Nativity Façade and crypt of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, the crypt of Colonia Güell and Casa Vicens.
Other Barcelona buildings by Antoni Gaudi – Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila – have been listed since 1984.

Sagrada Familia Barcelona : Photos © Adrian Welch

Barcelona Cathedral

Nou Camp Stadium

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