Ode to Life, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia


Gaudí (1852 Reus-1926 Barcelona), always expressed his hope that the different facades of the Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona were brightly painted, hallmark of living architecture inspired by nature. Coinciding with the festival of La Merce in Barcelona and Montreal as guest city, was hired by the prestigious media company Moment Factory who created a great visual and sound show (called Audiovisual Mapping 3d) that was projected onto the facade of Birth expiatory church of La Sagrada Familia.

The great mass rally, called "Ode to Life", which took place on September 24, 2012 and lasted 15 minutes repeated at 9, 10, 11 and 12 at night, shows the special moment of "birth of Planet Earth". The show features an explosion of color, flowers, light, water and life, accompanied by a superb heavenly music. This majestic facade side, where the sun rises every morning, and therefore symbolizes "the birth of life" - the first facade was built and the only one completed in Gaudi could see life down, beautiful colorful image one of the highlights of the show.

The Nativity facade,-also called the life, joy and Christmas, it is called so because it shows the birth, childhood and adolescence of Jesus. The facade of the Sagrada Familia access consists of three sites, one central and two lateral dedicated to the three theological virtues, each door is called hope, charity and faith, "these three virtues are very important in the Jesus' life, in analogy to St. Joseph, the Virgin Mary and Jesus. "The Nativity facade is topped with four domes in honor of the Holy Apostles Barnabas (98 m.), San Simon (107 m.), St. Jude and St. Matthias, who are represented from left to right.

Jordi Oller Faulí architect (Barcelona * 1959), who was recently appointed Coordinator and Chief Architect of the works of the Holy Family succeeding architect Jordi Bonet i Armengol, has said it will try to open the Temple of the Holy Family in 2026 -if only the architectural-year coincides with the centenary of the death of famous architect; below, full video of one of the passes of the show.

The construction of the central tower of La Sagrada Familia (the Tower of Christ), will start in 2013 and amended the city skyline when construction is complete with its 170 meters high at its highest point. The summit, which will be up by lift or stairs that will border it will become a major tourist attraction for the city, from which you can admire wonderful views of Barcelona, Gaudí said: "Barcelona reaching the Temple emerge superb cross with the 170 meters. ".
above, plan and section of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí, where you can see the outline of vertical communication lifts in different colors, in yellow include access to the top of the Tower of Christ to reach 170 meters, the Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel has 144 m., down, stunning high quality video expiatory church of La Sagrada Familia.

Some famous quotes of Antoni Gaudí:

"The work of the Sagrada Família going slowly, because my client has not hurry."

"Everything comes from the great book of nature, the works of men are as a printed book."

"The temple is the quintessential construction and after it is just the house."

"The creation continues incessantly through the media of man. But man does not create ... Discover. Those seeking the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. Copiers do not collaborate. Because of this, the originality is to return to the origin."

"The wisdom of angels is to see space issues directly without passing through the plane."

"The Temple of the Sagrada Família represent the future of modern Catalonia."

"Do you know where I found my model? A tree grows upward, holds its branches and these, in turn, their twigs and these, in turn, leaves. And each individual part has been growing harmoniously, magnificently, after God, the artist created it."

"The colors used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile."

"The architect of the future will be based on the imitation of nature, because it is the most rational, durable and economical of all methods."

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