Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles guides us through a journey between the unknown masterpieces of Gaudì and the futuristic constructions of Enric Miralles
The people in Barcelona love to give nicknames. Antoni Gaudì, genius of the Catalan’s modernism and supporter of the city’s architectural development between the XIX and the XX century, was called “the architect of God”; while Enric Miralles, who has worked in our time and who has left, just like Gaudì, an unforgettable mark on his city, was called “the Gaudì of our age”.
Loaded with Catalan pride, they interpret the passion for their work in two different ways. And still, they remain united by the same common thread: the love for Barcelona.
Gaudì wanted to recreate reality almost obsessively: he studied different materials with which he created “crazy”, unpredictable, dreamlike forms. Its accuracy came to a point that he had to move to the construction site of the “Sagrada Familia” and here he lived the last 14 years of his life, working and breathing for his most amazing masterpiece, still now under construction, which was meant to approach the Earth with Heaven.