La Pedrera, 100 Years

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 video of the centenary

To mark the centenary of La Pedrera, Catalonia important personalities have explained what has meaning and significance of this building to Barcelona and 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:

 

La Pedrera as Never Seen Before

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. More information about La Pedrera as Never Seen Before.

Casa Milà, popularly known as «La Pedrera» (the stone quarry), an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value has received major recognition and in 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value. Nowadays is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.              

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