Kick off your weekend with world-class engineering, bubbly drinks and the new exhibition at Danish Architecture Center (DAC). In this BLOXTALK Tristram Carfrae, deputy chairman of Arup, will explain how Antonio Gaudi's remarkable masterpiece La Sagrada Familia will be delivered with state-of-the-art structural engineering and the potential of stone. After the talk, you are welcome to stay for a drink and to explore the fascinating exhibition ‘Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design’.
La Sagrada Família in Barcelona is one of the world's most iconic buildings. Notorious for its long construction process, the cathedral was begun in 1882 and is still under construction. The architect, Antonio Gaudi, died in 1926 at the age of 73 after being hit by a tram while walking to confession. He had worked on the project for more than 40 years and less than a quarter of the construction had been achieved.
In 2026, on the centenary of Gaudi's death, the cathedral is due to be completed. The final phase, comprising 40 per cent of the church, will deliver the fantastical stonework that Gaudi envisaged but in ways he could not imagine. Advanced engineering is set to finally resolve the challenges the architect left his followers.
We hope to see you for a Friday afternoon of grand ideas and bubbly drinks!
Your ticket includes:
- BLOXTALK with Tristram Carfrae
- A drink
- Admission to DAC’s current main exhibition ‘Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design’. The exhibition displays the wide-spanning works of Ove Arup, including objects exhibited for the very first time.