SCHOOLS OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA (1909)
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Placa de la Sagrada Familia, s/n
Barcelona

A building ahead of its time

This small building (200 m2) is one of GaudÝ's most radical and modern works and, unfortunately, one of the least known. The architect designed it as a provisional school, annex to the temple of the Sagrada Familia.

Of a single nave -altaugh partioned into tree classrooms, whics explains its plural name-, it is characterised by the undulation of the cašades and the roof which GaudÝ archieved by applying variables of ruled geometry. The use of the brick, a cheap and malleable material, allowed a quick and resitant construction. Le Corbusier expressed enthusiasm about its qualities on his visit to Barcelona in 1928.

     
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