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The First House Ever Designed By Gaudí Turns Into A Museum

Published 1 week ago

When you think about Barcelona, the world-famous architecture of Antoni Gaudí, immediately pops into the mind. Finally, the father of Catalan Modernism is getting his own museum in the city. It will be situated in the newly renovated Casa Vicens, the first house ever designed by Gaudí.

Gaudí was only 31-years-old when he was asked by brick and tile factory owner Manuel Vicens i Montaner to build a summer house that is now known a Casa Vicens. The young architect worked on it between 1883 and 1885. The building is considered as one of the prime examples of Art Nouveau architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To the excitement of architects and other art-loving fellows all around the world, it will be open to public later on this year.

Joan Abellà, director of the museum, says that their goal is making Casa Vicens “a mecca for people interested in [Gaudí’s] work” and spreading the message that the building “is the prelude to everything else that Gaudí went on to create.”

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