The City Of La Sagrada Familia

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3.2 Inspiration In Barcelona. The university is located in a very diverse part of the city with a lot of historical heritage, which will become very inspirational through designing while here. Barcelona is known for its quirkiness, cool character and cosmopolitan as a city but also known for its historical and contemporary architecture, local festivals and art museums. The two main sources of inspiration are: Sagrada Familia – “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883 Gaudi was commissioned to carry on the works, a task that he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea.“ (Sagrada Familia 2015) This is a fantastic piece of on going architecture and the interior lives up to the exterior as well. It basically shows what Barcelona if as a city. Having been here before it has always been a source of inspiration. Esglesia Se Santa Maria – “14th century Catalan Gothic architecture has a strong personality. Particularly outstanding is the sober horizontal- structure of its buildings. A strong case can be made that the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is the clearest example of this type of building in Barcelona throughout the fourteenth century.” (Santa Maria De Santa 2015) From looking and research at imagery online and reading reviews by
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