Towards 2026: completing Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Basilica

Featuring Professor Mark Burry from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Mark Burry is a practising architect who has published internationally on two main themes: the life, work and theories of the architect Antoni Gaudí, and putting theory into practice with regard to ‘challenging’ architecture.

He has been Senior Architect to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation since 1979 pioneering distant collaboration with his colleagues based on-site in Barcelona.

In his talk he outlines the efforts to recover Gaudí’s design from the surviving model fragments and will focus on aspects of the production with a focus on contemporary off-site fabrication.

The rapid developments taking place in this arena will be discussed with a view to explaining the Sagrada Família’s role as a globally leading innovator meeting the challenges of making complex architecture practically and economically viable.



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