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dc.contributor.authorGrima López, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorGómez Serrano, José
dc.contributor.authorAguado de Cea, Antonio
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estructures a l'Arquitectura
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.identifier.citationGrima, R.; Gomez, J.; Aguado, A. The use of concrete in Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. "International Journal of Architectural Heritage", Octubre 2007, vol. 1, núm. 4, p. 366-379.
dc.description.abstractDespite its unfinished state, the Temple of the Holy Family, or Sagrada Familia, is Antoni Gaudi’s most widely recognized work and one of the most important milestones in the development of Catalan Modernism at the beginning of the twentieth century. This article aims to analyze the role played by concrete in the three different stages of the construction process and to illustrate the uniqueness of the Sagrada Familia. Reinforced concrete started being used in the building’s construction in 1918 to resist the tensions produced in the pinnacles of the facade. From that moment on, mass concrete, reinforced concrete, and prefabricated concrete have been used in response to the needs that have arisen. Lately, following in Gaudi’s innovative spirit, the latest advances in building technologies have been introduced in the Sagrada Familia . An example of this innovation is the use of high-strength concrete since 1998.
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Elements constructius d'edificis::Elements estructurals d'edificis
dc.subject.lcshConcrete construction--Formwork
dc.subject.otherSagrada Familia
dc.titleThe use of concrete in Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
dc.subject.lemacConstrucció en formigó--Encofrat
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GEG-XXI - Gaudí, Estructures, Geometria
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. TE - Tecnologia d'Estructures
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorGrima, R.; Gomez, J.; Aguado, A.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameInternational Journal of Architectural Heritage

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