It is located in the central portico of Charity is brass and measures over 7 feet tall, Japanese design sculptor Etsuro Sotoo
Operators working in the construction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona have now placed the first door, the four will be designed by Etsuro Sotoo of the Nativity façade.
The door is located in the central portico of Charity, is bronze and has a height of more than 7 meters by 3 meters wide.
The Nativity facade of the Basilica of Antonio Gaudí outlined the main events of the early life of Jesus Christ in a sculptural and ornamental set that recreates the birth of Jesus in the midst of nature.
The doors, the entire installation will be terminated in 2015 fit in this context and are inspired by nature.
Each door is different; which was installed today, is full of ivy leaves and squash blossoms and lily flowers. There are also different insects such as beetles, bugs, wasps, flies, grasshoppers, butterflies, centipedes, crickets, bees, ladybugs, caterpillars, spiders, ants and dragonflies.
The dominant color is green, has been achieved from bronze corrosion process.
The design of the gates of the Nativity façade has been submitted and approved by the Directorate General of Heritage Generalitat, and since 2005, the Nativity façade and crypt of the church are part of the Unesco World Heritage.
The author of the project of the gates of the Nativity façade is the sculptor Etsuro Sotoo, which since 1978 working with the temple, first with the restoration and implementation of sculptural Roser portal groups and the Nativity façade, destroyed during the Civil War, and now, with the doors of the facade.