The coordinator works studied include Gaudí designed the monument as a tribute to Torras i Bages
The Passion façade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is expected to be ready in between a year and a half and two years, and that includes the possibility of Antoni Gaudí designed monument to honor the Catalan bishop Josep Torras personal friend and is projected i Bages.
This was announced on Friday the director and coordinator of the works of the Holy Family from 1985 to 2012 and currently director emeritus and coordinator of the sacrificial temple, Jordi Bonet, as part of the closing day of the First International Congress Antoni Gaudí, held at the University of Barcelona with a hundred international experts.
The monumental 20-meter project, which includes a bust of Torras i Bages and is based on three legs corresponding to the theological virtues-faith, hope and charity, is based on thorough study conducted by Bonet, thanks to the copy one of the Catalan architect drawings, which were lost with the burning of Gaudí study on July 20, 1936 Gaudí designed this homage to Torras i Bages inside the basilica, moved after reading the last pastoral letter ‘La ciència the patir ‘finalized by the bishop of Vic (Barcelona) just days before his death.
In recent months, Bonet has studied the proportion of the project, and found that it follows the typical Gaudí geometrical laws, with ratios of 7.5 meters, 7.5 meters and 3.75 meters, or five times 3.75 . “The crisis does not affect the Sagrada Familia from the economic point of view,” said Bonet, suggesting that the monumental project could be ready with the final works of the facade of the Passion, which coincide with the centenary of the death of Torras i Bages in 2016.
Bonet has used the conference to display the last image we have of the Catalan architect, dated 1925, is the result of an unreleased movie shot at the Monastery of Monterrat and sees where Gaudí “smiling”, highlighted the architect who he did not disclose the source of the film he took a snapshot ten years ago. Up to three people close to Gaudí would have confirmed the identity of the architect, in the case of the nun who came to clean the house of Gaudi, the daughter of the gatekeepers of the Holy Family and a close at the same academic architect.
The director of the Diocesan Archive of Barcelona, Episcopal Public Library and the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, Josep Maria Martí Bonet, has proven to be a convert Gaudi: “I did not like and now I’m addicted,” he joked. Martí Bonet claimed the “reputation of a saint” of the considered ‘God’s architect’ and ‘poet of stone’, and remarked that whether finally canonized Gaudi or not, the whole process will have served to deepen your life and work. The rector of the UB, Dídac Ramirez closed the Congress has strengthened the links of Gaudí with the university, where she studied Architecture and with the Congress to settle a debt with so linked to the Barcelona brand architect.