Decision : 29 COM 8B.47
Extension of Properties Inscribed on the World Heritage List (Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/8B, WHC-05/29.COM/8B.Add 2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.8B.1,
2. Approves the extension of Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona (Spain) to include the Works of Antoni Gaudí, notably the following buildings: the Nativity façade and Crypt of Sagrada Familia, Casa Vicens, Casa Battlo, and the Crypt in Colonia Güell, on the basis of the cultural criteria (i), (ii), and (iv):
Criterion (i): The work of Antoni Gaudí represents an exceptional and outstanding creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Criterion (ii): Gaudí's work exhibits an important interchange of values closely associated with the cultural and artistic currents of his time, as represented in el Modernisme of Catalonia. It anticipated and influenced many of the forms and techniques that were relevant to the development of modern construction in the 20th century.
Criterion (iv): Gaudí's work represents a series of outstanding examples of he building typology in the architecture of the early 20th century, residential as well as public, to the development of which he made a significant and creative contribution.