La Pedrera celebrates hundred years of the signature of the document certifying its works’ completion (on 31 October 1912) and the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera celebrated it with all the residents of the city and visitors.
To commemorate the centenary, a programme of activities had been put together that is a blend of the essentially festive occasions typical of any celebration together with various cultural and artistic events related to the singular nature of a monumental building such as La Pedrera, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí.
The videoof the centenary
To mark the centenaryofLaPedrera,Cataloniaimportant personalitieshave explainedwhathasmeaning andsignificance of thisbuilding toBarcelonaand Catalonia.
The videos of "La Pedrera. Emocions en moviment"
This is the video of the dance and projections performance that could be seen on december 1rst on the front of La Pedrera.
And this is the making off performance video.
Culture and celebration
The activities included:
An exhibition commemorating the centenary
Shows and concerts
Family activities: festivities and workshops
Activities related to conservation and awareness-raising: restorations, talks and seminars on heritage
As part of the centenary celebrations, we have set up the project entitled La Pedrera as Never Seen Before, which will provide an opportunity to discover and safeguard photographs, film images, written documents and oral accounts that have thus far remained out of the public eye or which are largely unknown, all to do with the history of La Pedrera from 1906, the year construction work began, to 1986, when the building was purchased by Caixa Catalunya.
Casa Milà, popularly known as «La Pedrera», is a most unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Today it is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference point in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.