Creation of Centre Internacional Antoni Gaudí announced - Creation of Centre Internacional Antoni Gaudí announced
The Sagrada Família hosted the presentation of the Centre Internacional d’Estudis Avançats Antoni Gaudí, the result of a collaboration agreement between Facultat Antoni Gaudí (Ateneu Universitari Sant Pacià) and Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.
The main purpose of this centre will be to research and disseminate scientific information on Antoni Gaudí, the man and his work, and his collaborators. The centre will be based in the museum spaces of the Basilica of the Sagrada Família and is expected to launch within the next three years.
One key element of the Centre will be to create an online database, open to scholars and researchers, with all existing documents on the architect and his collaborators, both written (documents, letters, plans, drawings, etc.) and physical (models, materials and other types of items).
The presentation took place in the cloister of Our Lady of Mercy with the rector of Ateneu Universitari Sant Pacià, Armand Puig; the director of Centre Internacional d’Estudis Avançats Antoni Gaudí, Rosa Ribas; and the dean of the Facultat Antoni Gaudí, David Abadias. From the Sagrada Família, participants included Executive Chairman of the Junta Constructora Esteve Camps, General Director Xavier Martínez and Head Architect Jordi Faulí.