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Cultural Centre in Montbui / Pere Puig arquitecte

  • Architects: Pere Puig arquitecte
  • Location: Travessia Sant Pere, 20, 08710 Santa Margarida de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Pere Puig arquitecte, Rafael Tirado, Òscar Ferrer

© Rafael Tirado Courtesy of Pere Puig arquitecte © Òscar Ferrer Courtesy of Pere Puig arquitecte

Chile to (Finally) Build Gaudí’s Only Project Outside of Spain

Chile may soon be home to the only Antoni Gaudí-designed building located outside of Spain. At a recent press conference, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet confirmed government funding for the construction of the Gaudí Cultural and Spiritual Center in the city of Rancagua, which will include a chapel designed by the Catalán architect. 

The project originated in 1922 through a series of letters exchanged between Gaudí and Chilean Franciscan Friar Angélico Aranda, who asked Gaudí to design a chapel for Chile. “I wish to implement an original work, very original, and I thought of you,” wrote Aranda to Gaudí, who by then was immersed in constructing his masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.  Since 1996, Chile’s Corporación Gaudí de Triana has been working to make the design resulting from this conversation a reality. 

Learn more about this project after the break. 

Letter from Gaudí to Aranda, page 1 (1922). Image © Corporación Gaudí de Triana Letter from Aranda to Gaudí (1922). Image © Corporación Gaudí de Triana Croquis of the Our Lady of Angels” Chapel. Image © Corporación Gaudí de Triana Croquis of the Our Lady of Angels” Chapel. Image © Corporación Gaudí de Triana

Multi-Purpose Building For Central Termosolar Astexol-2 / Sáenz De Oiza Arquitectos

  • Architects: Sáenz De Oiza Arquitectos
  • Location: Badajoz, Spain
  • Design Team: Marisa Sáenz Guerra, Alberto Arroyo Antón , Adrián Romero Uriz
  • Client: elecnor.es
  • Budget: € 700,000
  • Area: 768.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: © Carlos Arriaga, Cortesia de Sáenz De Oiza Arquitectos

© Carlos Arriaga © Carlos Arriaga © Carlos Arriaga © Carlos Arriaga

"Processing Environments" Symposium

The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and sponsored by the Bilbao Municipality and the Institut Français in Bilbao. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.