Interior of the Crypta Guell, built 1898-1915, an unfinished church by Catalan Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926, in the Colonia Guell, a workers' colony set up by Eusebi Guell in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The church is an organic hyperbolic paraboloid shape, with leaning pillars of basalt and brick and catenary arches supporting the structure and brick ribs vaults supporting the ceiling. The colony was begun in 1890 on Guell's estate Can Soler de la Torre, with a hospital, boardinghouse, schools, shops, theatres, chapel, factories and workers' housing. Gaudi was in charge of the project, collaborating with Francesc Berenguer, Joan Rubio and Josep Canaleta. Gaudi's crypt is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Interior of the Crypta Guell, built 1898-1915, an unfinished church by Catalan Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926, in the Colonia Guell, a workers' colony set up by Eusebi Guell in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The church is an organic hyperbolic paraboloid shape, with leaning pillars of basalt and brick and catenary arches supporting the structure and brick ribs vaults supporting the ceiling. The colony was begun in 1890 on Guell's estate Can Soler de la...
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