Colònia Güell was a workers’ colony located in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, presently a town of around 7,000 inhabitants 20km outside Barcelona. The area was a manufacturing suburb that grew rapidly around the turn of the 20th century. In 1898, Antoni Gaudi was commissioned by Count Eusebi de Güell, who wanted to provide a place of worship for the booming suburb, to build a Church. It was never actually completed because the money ran out as a result of economic hardships. When work stopped in 1915, only the crypt was completed, though it is nevertheless listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. In 2002, a restoration was carried out by architect Antonio González Moreno who was widely criticized for allegedly mistreating Gaudi’s work.
01:00 - 25 January, 2013
http://www.archdaily.com/322796/ad-classics-colonia-guell-antoni-gaudi Ramzi Naja
01:00 - 31 January, 2012
LocationSanta Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona, Spain
Architects in ChargeJordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
http://www.archdaily.com/203237/two-semi-detached-houses-in-barcelona-cavaa-arquitectes Kritiana Ross