Casa Vicens Gaudí: from a private family house to a World Heritage open to the public
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photography by Pol Viladoms The first house of Gaudí opens its doors on November 16 after a rigorous process of heritage recovery, the result of exhaustive historical research. The house incorporates an architectural intervention at the service of the new museum and cultural functionalities of the space. It proposes a personalized visit without hurry, possible due to the limitation of the capacity and the regulation of inflow flows. Casa Vicens Gaudí will open to the public on November 16 of this year with the purpose of announcing the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí. Thanks to the heritage recovery project implemented for approximately the last three years, Casa Vicens opens its doors converted into a living museum and cultural space. After 130 years of history as a family home for private use, the Casa Vicens becomes the last World Heritage in Barcelona to be accessible and accessible to everyone. This morning the new Casa Vicens Gaudí was presented, now restored and restored. Joan Abellà, director of Casa Vicens emphasized "the importance of the rigorous heritage project that has been carried out, a project based on the study of all available documentary sources, and on the traces and evidence that the same house has revealed to the be examined thoroughly. " Casa Vicens Gaudí opens its doors, combining pre-modernism or "Gaudí before Gaudí" and a modern and very functional architecture. A surprising fusion of styles that highlights the project and the spaces designed by Antoni Gaudí and, at the same time, offers the essential services and comforts typical of a museum and cultural space typical of our times. A clear commitment to the differentiation of spaces and the facilitation of an immediate reading of the work facing the visitor, always aware of the authorship of each room in which it is located. "The architectural intervention carried out today serves to explain the history of yesterday," said David García, architect of Daw Office SLP, one of the offices that led the rehabilitation and restoration project together with Martínez Latorre-Torres Arquitectos SLP. "It is a miracle what has been done in Casa Vicens, Gaudí would be happy with how his work has been interpreted," added Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Gaudí expert and special advisor to the Casa Vicens team throughout the recovery project. Also present, Pedro González, CEO of MoraBanc, the bank that owns the house and has made the project possible, has highlighted the commitment made by Casa Vicens "as a project of 'sustainable patronage', a project capable of combining cultural commitment and social, with economic profitability ".