|Other name(s):||Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família|
|Beginning of works:||1882|
Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Sagrada Familia Schools (1909)
|Coordinates:||41° 24' 12.00" N 2° 10' 28.00" E|
|tower height||100-150 m|
First plans are drawn for a cathedral based on the basilica of Loreto in Italy.
The architect of the Diocese, Francisco de Paula de Villar, offers to draw up a plan for free.
|19 March 1882||
The first stone is laid based on Vilar's drawings.
|3 November 1883||
Gaudí takes over as architect after Villar's resignation.
Construction of the crypt.
Consecration of the chapel of Saint Joseph.
Construction of the Eastern façade.
Gaudí decides to change the floor plans for the Eastern bell towers. The originally square plan becomes circular.
Ornaments on the portals of the Eastern façade are mostly finished. The bell towers have reached a height of 32 meters.
Financial problems reduce the pace of construction.
Construction is halted because of lack of funds. Up to date 3.3 million pesetas were used. A model of the church is built.
Gaudí's final design of the Western façade (Passion) is completed.
|30 November 1925||
The bell tower dedicated to Saint Barnabas is completed.
Gaudí is buried in the crypt after his death.
Completion of the remaining three bell towers of the Eastern façade.
A fire in the crypt destroys parts of Gaudí's archives and models.
Foundations of the Western façade are begun.
The tops of the towers for the Western façade are completed.
Completion of the Western façade.
Relevant Web Sites
- The Trencadis Mosaic on the Pinnacles of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. In: International Journal of Architectural Heritage, v. 9, n. 5 (9 September 2014), pp. 594-604. (2014):
- Evolution of the Formwork Used in the Temple of the Sagrada Família. In: International Journal of Architectural Heritage, v. 3, n. 2 (4 March 2009), pp. 93-109. (2009):
- Self-Compacting Concrete in the Temple of Sagrada Familia. In: Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE), v. 23, n. 3 (September 2017), pp. 04017005. (2017):
- The Use of Concrete in Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. In: International Journal of Architectural Heritage, v. 1, n. 4 (20 November 2007), pp. 366-379. (2007):
- Sagrada Familia’s Crypt: Reinforcement for the Existing Foundations. In: Structural Engineering International, v. 24, n. 1 (February 2014), pp. 74-81. (2014):
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