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Gaudí’s invisible garden

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Conference . Barcelona

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Centre Obert d’Arquitectura


Sala Mirador
Plaça Nova 5, 8a planta





The doctoral thesis on the old psychiatric hospital modernist complex in Sant Boi de Llobregat shows that this was a space for architectural experimentation that foresaw works such as the Milà House, the Güell crypt, the Sagrada Família and the Park Güell. Full of symbolism linked to the text of the Apocalypse of Saint John and dedicated to the Virgin of Lourdes, this work would also be in tune with the mental and spiritual universe of Antoni Gaudí.

Xavier Agulló, PhD in Architecture from the ETSAB (UPC), talks about this unpublished work by Antoni Gaudí, which would articulate the formal and conceptual change that led the renowned architect to carry out his last great works.

Soon, and within the conference’s framework, a visit will be made to the aforementioned gardens, organised by the Baix Llobregat’s territorial group of architects of the COAC’s Barcelona demarcation (more information shortly).

David Agulló Galilea

Doctor in Architecture from the ETSAB. Author of the doctoral thesis “Gaudí and the gardens of the old asylum of Sant Boi de Llobregat”, qualified Cum Laude. Works in the field of rehabilitation, housing, and museography collaborating with the Quod company and Cultural Engineering in the following projects: History Museum of Catalonia, House of the History of Elviña’s Archaeological Park, and the Al-Andalus Centre of Interpretation, in San Fernando. Currently starting the restoration of the old psychiatric hospital modernist complex of Sant Boi de Llobregat.

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