Torre Barona School
By Marina & Núria
Antoni Gaudí,Reus 25th June 1852-Barcelona,10th June 1926
Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish Catalan architect and
figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works
reflect his highly individual and distinctive style and
It is largely concentrated in the Catalan capital of
Barcelona, notably his magnum opus, the Sagrada
Família (Holly Family).
Much of Gaudí's work was marked by his big passions
in life: architecture , nature, religion. Gaudí studied
every detail of his creations, integrating into his
architecture a series of crafts in which he was
skilled:ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork
forging and carpentry. He introduced new techniques
in the treatment of materials, such as,” trencadís”
made of waste ceramic pieces.
Located in the city of Barcelona, the Park
Güell is one of the most beautiful icons of
It's a work of Antoni Gaudí located in the
upper part of Barcelona, which has
wonderful views of the city.
You can enjoy a fantastic green walk
surrounded by modernist works.
This is Gaudí’s first important building. Built between 1883 and 1888, Casa
Vicens is an imaginative residential project made for a rich family that owned
a ceramic factory. This is clearly reflected in the “trencadis” façade that
contains a big variety of ceramic decorations. You can also see some Islamic
architecture influences in its façade and in some of its rooms.
This is one of Gaudí’s main residential buildings and one of the most imaginative
houses in the history of architecture. This building is more a sculpture than a
building. The façade is a varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone that, along
with its forged iron balconies, explores the irregularities of the natural
world. UNESCO recognized this building as World Heritage in 1984.
Casa Batlló is the result of a total restoration in 1904 of an old conventional house
built in 1877. Gaudí used for it the typical constructive elements of the Modernisme
(Catalan Art Nouveau) that include ceramics, stone and forged iron. Even though it
was highly criticized by the city during construction for its radical design that broke
all the bylaws of the city, in 1906 it was awarded by the Barcelona City Council as one
of the three best buildings of the year.