Tag: Technology

Stainless steel at the Sagrada Família: what do we use it for?

In a previous article, we explained how we use stone to build the Basilica, not only as exterior cladding for the reinforced concrete structures, as was done traditionally, but also as part of the structure of the temple, thanks to the innovative technique with post-tensioned stone. In the previous article, we looked at both the …

Technology and craftsmanship coexist at the Sagrada Família: iron and stone

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At the Sagrada Família, the artisan trades that were traditionally used can be seen in many facets that co-exist with the more technological side, representative of the current era. This contrast, which has been accentuated in recent years, makes the Temple building project unique, as we have works here that are nearly unheard of on …

The stones for the central towers: chronology of exceptional control

Stone has been used to build great constructions throughout the history of humanity. The fact that it is both abundant and very strong and durable makes this material perfect for buildings that are meant to last, such as the Sagrada Família. Today, at the Basilica, the six central towers are being erected simultaneously: dedicated to …

3-D glasses: virtual reality at the Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí conceived his works as projects that were always evolving: the original idea could undergo changes until the very last moment, even once the works had begun. This is why he made large (1:10 and 1:25 scale) models from the plans he drew; he believed that seeing them in three dimensions would help him …