Found project: National Art Museum of Catalonia


    Project : National Art Museum of Catalonia

    Language variant : Palau Nacional

    Architect : Catà, Enric & Cendoya, Eugenio

    Completion: 1929

    Locality : Barcelona

    Country : Spain

    Building style :

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    Description :

    Though it looks old and stately, the Palau Nacional was actually designed for a 1929 exposition. It’s part of a reaction against Gaudi and his friends, and its design is not very original.

    http://n.ethz.ch/~ajaeger/spain.html (June 21, 2011).


    The National Palau of Montjuïc was constructed between 1926 and 1929, with the goal to be the main building of the International Exhibition of Barcelona of 1929, for an Exhibition of Spanish Art, with more than 5.000 works coming from throughout Spain.

    The building is a work of Eugenio Cendoya and Enric Catà, under the supervision of Pere Domènech i Roura, rejecting an initial project of Puig i Cadafalch and Guillem Busquets. It shows a symmetrical main façade, with a central body which stands out and two lateral ones; the central body is crowned all the set of the façade by a dome of roman, dominant style and accompanies itself to the sides of two smaller domes. The four angles of the big Hall are compound for some towers of square plant that integrate into the composition of the façade exterior.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museu_Nacional_d'Art_de_Catalunya (June 17, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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