Institut Ramon LLull


'Completing La Sagrada Familia', a talk by Tristram Carfrae

Archit. & design.  London,  22/02/2018

Leading structural designer Tristam Carfrae will speak about the construction of one of Catalonia's most emblematic temples: The Sagrada Familia. The talk will take place on 22 February at The Building Centre, London.

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona is one of the world's most iconic buildings. Notorious for its long construction process, the cathedral was begun in 1882 and is still under construction. The architect, Antonio Gaudi, died in 1926 at the age of 73 after being hit by a tram while walking to confession. He had worked on the project for more than 40 years and less than a quarter of the construction had been achieved.

In 2026, on the centenary of Gaudi's death, the cathedral is due to be completed. The final phase, comprising 40 per cent of the church, will deliver the fantastical stonework that Gaudi envisaged but in ways he could not imagine. Advanced engineering is set to finally resolve the challenges the architect left his followers.


Speaker: Tristram Carfrae, deputy chairman, Arup

Tristram Carfrae, deputy chairman of Arup, will explain how Gaudi's remarkable creative genius will be delivered with state-of-the-art understanding of structural engineering and the potential of stone.


Chair: Lewis Blackwell, director of strategy and development, The Built Environment Trust


To book your place, please visit this link.

Thursday 22 February, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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