Casa Batlló - Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 23.505 E 002° 09.898
31T E 430189 N 4582582
Quick Description: Casa Batlló is a house designed by Gaudi is one of the most visited houses in Barcelona, has won the Europa Nostra Medal for cultural heritage conservation in 2004.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 1:32:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMKW5G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 10

Long Description:
"Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that. Gaudí's assistants Domènec Sugrañes i Gras, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubió also contributed to the renovation project. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

Like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, has unusual tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. There are few straight lines, and much of the façade is decorated with a colorful mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís). The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the lance of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia, Gaudí's home), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon."
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Award Collection:
2004 - Europa Nostra -

Number of award plaques:: no

Sites web address: [Web Link]

Type of awarded site: Single building

Other type. Please explain: L'edifici s'ho val

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