CHURCH OF THE GÜELL COLONY (1908 - 1917)
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Carrer de Reixach s/n
Santa Coloma de Cervelló
Barcelona


The church of inclined columns

Under his patron's protection, Gaudí designed the church of the industrial colony founded by Eusebi Güell. This commission not only allowed him to experiment with a revolutionary weight calculation system but also to experiment in situ with many of the solutions that he would apply to later constructions, as it was a great scale maquette.

Although Eusebi Güell's business failed and it was impossible to finsih the building, the main staircasse, the crypt and the entrance archway before it, formed by a forest of basaltic stone and brick maintaining a close dialogue with the surrounding landscape, wre competed.

     
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