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Antoni Gaudi: Church of Colònia Güell

Project of the architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and built between 1908 and 1917. Under his patron's protection, Gaudí designed the church of the industrial colony founded by Eusebi Güell. This commission not only allowed him to experiment with a revolutionary weight calculation system but also to experiment in situ with many of the solutions that he would apply to later constructions, as it was a great scale maquette. Although Eusebi Güell's business failed and it was impossible to finsih the building, the main staircasse, the crypt and the entrance archway before it, formed by a forest of basaltic stone and brick maintaining a close dialogue with the surrounding landscape, wre competed.



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Submitted: 12/04/2009

By: sladys

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Category: Buildings: Religious

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