The Temple of the Holy Family – Barcelona

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The Temple of the Holy Family – Barcelona

The Spanish architect Antoní Gaudí, aged 31, conceives a colossal project: The Temple of the Holy Family.

With grandiose numbers: 110 meters long by 45 meters high (15 floors), three facades, with four high towers, each one (12 in total) dedicated to the apostles, four monumental bell towers (one for each Evangelist) and two zimberías colossal dedicated to the Virgin and to Christ, this one with 170 meters of height (57 floors). Each of the three facades has specific themes: they are dedicated to the Birth of Christ, to His Passion and Death, and to His Triumphal Resurrection.

The monumentality of his idea persisted in the grandiose sense of verticality, the encounter between heaven and earth, between God and men. Although still unfinished, when it is complete, the Temple of the Holy Family will be the highest structure of Christianity in the world, surpassing the Cologne Cathedral in Germany (157m) and the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome, Italy (137m), by example.

2018-09-07T12:59:46+00:00 29 September 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

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Architect and Urbanist // MSc Civil Engineering // PhD Urbanism