Antoni Gaudí was a 19th century Catalan architect whose Modernisme architecture is synonymous with Barcelona. Seven of his works is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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Inspired by nature
Each of Gaudi’s work sports a distinctive look. His designed was inspired by naturally-occurring forms. His belief was,” There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”
Gaudi was known for his unique treatment of materials, including ceramics that can be seen in the motifs he created at Park Guell. His magnum opus is undoubtedly the unfinished Sagrada Familia. Gaudi took over the design of the Sagrada Familia in 1883 and worked on it until his death. When asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Sagrada Familia, he famously remarked, "my client is not in a hurry," and by the client, he meant God.
Towards the latter part of his life, after 1910, Gaudi worked exclusively on Sagrada Familia. Gaudí died on June 10, 1926, after getting hit by a trolley car, while taking his daily walk to the Sant Felip Neri church. At the time of his death, only a quarter of Sagrada Familia was completed. Of the three facades that were envisioned, only Nativity was completed. Today, one more, Passion Facade, is also complete. Visitors can climb to the top of either of the towers of Sagrada Familia.
Due to Gaudí's profoundly religious and ascetic lifestyle, his beatification was approved by the Vatican in 2000.Sagrada Familia has a final completion target date of 2026, to mark the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s passing.