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angle-left 5th Gaudí Council Seminar, at the Sagrada Família

This Monday, the fifth Gaudí Council Seminar was held in the cloister of Our Lady of Mercy at the Sagrada Família, with the title: “Gaudí i la llum. La il·luminació del patrimoni gaudinià” (Gaudí and light. Lighting Gaudí heritage sites). Each year, the Gaudí Council holds this seminar as a way to gather the people in charge of managing Gaudí’s works in Catalonia to work together, to refresh their knowledge of architecture and advance in management of the sites.

General Director of the Junta Constructora del Temple Xavier Martínez and Deputy Director of Architectural, Archaeological and Palaeontological Heritage in the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage in the Catalan Ministry of Culture Jordi Domeque inaugurated this edition of the event. The first speaker, on light at the Temple of the Sagrada Família, was David Puig, deputy architect of the Basilica, who shared how Gaudí took into account the architectural forms and their geometry when designing the Temple in order to prioritise light.

The Gaudí Council was set up in 2014 by the Government of Catalonia in order to join forces and work together to safeguard and promote architectural heritage. This body, presided over by the Ministry of Culture, is made up of those who manage Gaudí’s works, renowned organisations and experts on the architect’s works, and representatives of the Government of Catalonia.