La Sagrada Familia – an unfinished, ingenious architectural project
One of the most striking sights of Barcelona stands at the beginning of a new stage of construction. This is 100 years after the laying out of the first module and 90 years after the death of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
Architect of the new reconstruction is Jordi Fauli. When presenting his draft, he explained that six new towers will be built. The highest of which is called “the Tower of Jesus of Christ”. He will rise above 175 meters. This is the Sagrada Familia to the highest religious building in Europe.
According to Jordi Fauli, the conversion will be finished in the year 2026. This year it celebrates the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudí’s death. It is little known that he died in an accident with public transport in his favorite city. This happened at a time when the Sagrada Familia to a quarter was finished.
It is also today still not completed
The Spanish civil war
The reason why this landmark of Barcelona was not completed, is not only the death of the famous architect. The construction work was interrupted due to the Spanish civil war.
A total of six other architects have worked on the construction of the Sagrada Familia. You have used the plans of Antoni Gaudí himself as a basis. It was all a concern, as exactly as possible to fulfill his plans.
Only in 2010, the building is blessed and declared by the Pope Benedikt to a Basilica
The original architecture is explained for a mix of Art Nouveau and Gothic. Even in the modern reconstruction, one tries to keep. It will be one of the most extravagant cathedrals of the 19th and 20th centuries. This would be possible not only because of the combination of these two styles. To a large extent, the unique character of the Cathedral is located on the specific style of Antoni Gaudí.
The biggest difficulty of the work from Jordi Fauli is to keep a personal style
Beautiful ornaments forgiven the facade
Fairytale-like atmosphere in the Cathedral
Charming interior design
Abundant natural light flows in through the colorful window
Through additional light to create a wonderful, festive atmosphere
Particularly impressive is the altar
Magnificent chandelier with discreet decoration
Numerous high columns seem respectful and awe worrying
The entrance itself was decorated with filigree ornaments and graceful statues
The long built Cathedral at all
Nevertheless or exactly why it is visited every year by many tourists
They come from all over the world to admire the Sagrada Familia
And she is simply – majestic and proud