A Word from Gaudi ...
like to finish the Sagrada Familia works in my lifetime, because
it would not be suitable. An architectural work must be the fruit
of a long era; the longest the better. The spirit of the monument
must always be preserved, but its life must depend on the generations
to which it shall be transmitted, with which it lives and is incarnated"
Issue 16, November 2002
"Gaudi Truth & Errors" Contest: Third stage
2.- SAGRADA FAMILIA NEW ITEMS
REOPENING OF THE PARISH SCOOLS
3.- SAGRADA FAMILIA LINKS
5.- WHAT'S UP IN THE GAUDI FORUM
7.- GAUDINIAN PRESENT STORE SHOW ROOM
Christmas Lottery tickets
8.- COMING UP
In the last issue of
Gaudi News we published the complaints of the forum assistants
asking updated information of the Sagrada Familia works. We have
decided to dedicate this bulletin issue to the most charismatic
Temple of Barcelona.
GAUDI TRUTH & ERRORS
There are more than
1000 participants, with only 60 solvers for the moment.
The contest goes by the third stage
cheer up and take part,
you're still on time.
Here you are the correct
answers to the second stage
I.2. Gaudi projected
the restoration of the monastery of Poblet with his friend Eduard
II.2. The architect
placed an antimony orange tree crowning the pillar of the Finca
Güell gate, nowadays housing the Royal Gaudi Chair and museum.
III.2. The northernmost
cape of Redonda Island, belonging to the State of Antigua &
Barbuda, and its name is Anton Gaudi i Cornet Cathedral Point.
With your user code
and your password enter into the contest section http://www.gaudiclub.com/concurso/spa/log.asp,
take part and look up the explanations that develop the answers.
You may probably learn things you did not know!!!
Keep on taking part! You can win many prices!!!
THE SAGRADA FAMILIA NEW ITEMS:
Last October 25th the
Sagrada Familia Parish School was reopened after being relocated
inside the very church precinct and with the aim to recover its
original appearance, just as designed by Gaudi. Being it necessary,
we have rewritten the text to make you know how the rebuilding
process was carried out.
Look up the text
THE STATE OF THE WORKS
We have updated all
the progress in the carrying out of the Temple construction.
You will find the Sagrada Familia building chronology,
from the first design onwards
THE SAGRADA FAMILIA LINKS
"The Sagrada Familia
in virtual reality" is a project carried out by the Telefonica
Foundation and the Sagrada Familia Building Committee. To make
it possible the programme "Ars Virtual" has been used,
by means of which it is also possible to visit other monuments
of the Spanish Historic Heritage.
The cyber navigator shall see the temple three-dimensionally both
inside and outside, shall also hear the tubular bells peal as
conceived by Gaudi for the twelve apostles towers and will also
know historical facts and anecdotes concerning this work.
An essential visit!
In this Sagrada Familia
special issue, there cannot miss the Sagrada Familia official
web: it consists in a fantastic web designed with Flash technology.
It is possible in it to get good information before visiting the
Temple and several entertainments. http://www.sagradafamilia.org/
We also recommend the
containing technical information of the Gaudi Temple works and
good photographs depicting their evolution. In this web collaborate
the Sagrada Familia leading architects, the Politechnical University
of Catalonia and the Deakin University of Australia.
The Sagrada Familia
Temple is an open book of Nature, containing a great deal of animals,
each one with its own symbolism: lizards, snakes, chameleons,
frogs, snails, dogs, pelicans, pigeons, seagulls, roosters, owls,
In the Nativity façade there can be found, supporting the
two main portal columns a turtle and a tortoise. The animal facing
the sea is a turtle, with fins, whereas the one facing the mountain
is a tortoise, with legs.
The idea of representing those animals goes beyond symbolizing
the earth and the sea, two elements so close to Gaudí.
It is based on the traditional Chinese culture: the rounded shape
of its shell looks like a sphere that, without supporting points,
would symbolise chaos: a sphere that spins and moves without any
control. But the genial architect pretended to represent the cosmic
stability, by means of giving the sphere the four cardinal points,
transforming them into the four legs of the tortoise.
WHAT'S UP IN THE GAUDICLUB
The forum goes on asking
photographs and Sagrada Familia updated information, thus we have
dedicated this Gaudí News issue to this architect's work..
Equally, if you have recent images of the Temple, we invite you
to share them with all us.
As in our back issue,
we must also refer to the contest relating interventions. No wonder
you live out of Barcelona, cheer up and take part in the game.
Looking up through internet you may come across unexpected answers!!!
Do you have other remarks?
Do you want to solve your doubts? Connect to our forum!
We thank all members
the interest they have shown towards this section. We propose
you, with everybody's help, to make a world agenda on Gaudí
We're preparing a special
web page where you will be able to look up all events related
with the architect all over the world.
Has anybody, in your city [CITY], organized any event to commemorate
the Gaudí Year?
Do you know any activity related with the architect not known
by us? The be our Gaudí & Barcelona journalist! Don't
doubt in sending us the review and, if you wish so, your comments
related with this event.
We've widened our Exhibitions
and acts web with some events that will take place out of Barcelona.
GAUDINIAN GIFT SHOP - SHOW ROOM
We're living a celebration!!!
Our Club has arranged a shop where our members will be able to
come and visit us, and where all our goods shall be exhibited.
Our address is: c/ Torrent de l'Olla, 6, Barcelona.
Our shop, clearly cultural, is only devoted to Gaudí-related
Is your enterprise looking for something to entertain in an original
way your customers?
We offer you interesting proposals for enterprise presents. Take
profit of the Gaudí Year celebration and your friends and
customers with an original, distinguished and cultural present.
We're preparing succulent Christmas Lots. Conact
CHRISTMAS LOTTERY TICKETS
The tickets for the
Christmas Lottery bearing the Gaudi date of birth are a success.
Notice that the number 25652 is also a symmetrical number?
We remind you that the toss will be celebrated next December,
We can at last announce
you that we already have the tickets of the Christmas Lottery
from the Spanish Board of Lottery and Bets of the Spanish State,
to be celebrated next December, 22nd, which number corresponds
Antoni Gaudi's date of birth: 25652.
We have lottery tickets parts of:
5 euros + 1 euro contribution = 6 euros
To obtain them connect
to our shop in the Christmas
As a guarantee, the tickets are kept in the Savings bank "Caixa
d'Estalvis del Penedes".
All tickets are numbered and shall be sent by mail.
OF GAUDI" FOUNTAIN PEN FROM PELIKAN
A tribute to master Gaudí.
The prestigious German brand Pelikan of writing articles , presents
fountain pen for collectors inspired in the forged iron gates
of the Mila House "La Pedrera", of the genial architect
The original case has
been made by Zamak and it is inspired in one of the roof access
staircases of that building.
The Solé Creativos team, together with Gaudí &
Barcelona Club has been working for more than a year for this
design and is proud to present this novelty, with a limited production
of only 1000 numbered items for all the world
CHESS GAME, so as to become a strategy master, which pieces
reminding the architecture master.
FINISHED SAGRADA FAMILIA. A virtual reality CD ROM that shows
you a spectacular vision of the wholly finished Temple.
The Gaudi Club is organizing an musical-academic act, that will
be celebrated next December in the Sagrada Familia. We're finishing
the programme, but we can advance you that there will be speeches
that will the different activities that have taken placa during
the Gaudi Year, and the Gaudi prizes shall be given and the concert
will include the Gaudi Sardana, expresely composed for this purpose.
We're preparing besides,
a new exhibition about the architect and his work, that will take
place in Barcelona at the beginning of December.
Thank you for staying with us. Goodbye, until the next issue of
the Gaudí News
We look forward to hearing your news. Don't be shy!
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