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Title: Design and construction of the apse on the ?Sagrada Familia?

Author(s): Buxadé, C.; Gómez-Serrano, J.; Espel, R.; Grimá, R.; Buxadé, A.; Ferrando, R.; Aguado de Cea, A.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 61

Issue: 256

Appears on pages(s): May-38

Keywords: Sagrada Familia, Gaudí, construction, apse, structure and materials.


Date: 1/3/2010

The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family has now been under construction for over 125 years. Construction on the façade enclosing the apse has recently been resumed, from elevation + 45,00 to + 64,00 m. Work has also begun on the central hyperboloid. This element springs from an inclined plane, between elevations + 60,00 and + 64,00 m, and extends upward to elevation + 77,00 m at the centre of the apse. The pages that follow provide a comprehensive overview of a number of questions respecting the design, engineering, construction and materials involved, as well the innovations implemented, to respond adequately to this challenging endeavour.

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