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Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí, 1908 - 1909, Barcelona

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Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí was erected for the sons of men working on the Sagrada Familia church.
Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia School by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain

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The three-room Sagrada Familia School is an excellent example of Antoni Gaudí's work with hyperbolic forms. The undulating walls provide strength, while the waves in the roof channel water off the building.

The Sagrada Familia School burned down twice during the Spanish Civil War. In 1936, the building was reconstructed by Gaudi's assistant. In 1939, architect Francisco de Paula Quintana supervised the reconstruction.

The Sagrada Familia School now holds the offices for the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. It is open to visitors.

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