Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona's architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many of the leading designers of the day. The Hospital de Sant Pau is equally bold in its design and decoration, while at the same time perfectly adapted to the needs of the sick.

Palais de la musique catalane et hôpital de Sant Pau, Barcelone

Ces deux édifices comptent parmi les plus belles contributions de l'architecte catalan de l'Art nouveau Lluís Domènech i Montaner, à l'architecture de Barcelone. Le Palais de la musique catalane est une construction exubérante à armature d'acier, pleine de lumière et d'espace, décorée par de nombreux grands artistes de l'époque. L'hôpital de Sant Pau manifeste la même hardiesse de conception et de décoration, tout en restant parfaitement adapté aux besoins des malades.

قصر موسيقى كاتالونيا ومستشفى القديس باو، برشلونة

يُعدّ هذان المبنيان من بين أجمل ما أخرجه مهندس كاتالونيا للفنّ الحديث لويس دومينيك أي مونتانير في هندسة برشلونة. وقصر موسيقى كاتالونيا هو بناء ملفت ذات دعامة من الصلب مشبع نوراً ومساحةً ومزيّن من أعظم فنّاني الحقبة. ويُشكّل مستشفى سان باو شهادةً على شجاعة البناء والزينة وهو لا يزال مكيّفاً مع حاجات المرضى.

source: UNESCO/ERI

巴塞罗那的帕劳音乐厅及圣保罗医院

作为建筑界新秀的加泰罗尼亚建筑师蒙塔奈尔对于巴塞罗那的建筑有两项最出色的贡献,即帕劳音乐厅和圣保罗医院。帕劳音乐厅由巨大的钢架结构组成,光线充足,空间开阔,由当时许多顶尖设计师进行内部装饰。圣保罗医院的设计和装饰同样大胆创新,同时它也尽善尽美地适合病人们的需求。

source: UNESCO/ERI

Дворец каталонской музыки и больница Сан-По в Барселоне

Эти два прекрасных здания Барселоны воздвигнуты архитектором каталонского модерна (арт-нуво) Луисом Доменеч-и-Монтанером. Дворец музыки Каталонии – это великолепное здание, имеющее стальной каркас и полное света и пространства, его декорировали многие известные художники того времени. Больница Сан-По также отличается смелыми архитектурными решениями и отделкой, но в то же время она в полной мере приспособлена к потребностям пациентов.

source: UNESCO/ERI

Palau de la Música Catalana y hospital de Sant Pau en Barcelona

Estos edificios son dos de las más bellas aportaciones del arquitecto catalán Lluís Doménech i Montaner, especialista del Art Nouveau, a la arquitectura de Barcelona. El Palacio de la Música Catalana es una exuberante construcción con estructura de acero, espaciosa y llena de luz, que fue decorada por una pléyade de grandes artistas de la época. El diseño y la decoración del Hospital de Sant Pau son también de una gran audacia y están perfectamente adaptados a las necesidades de los enfermos.

source: UNESCO/ERI

バルセロナのカタルーニャ音楽堂とサン・パウ病院

source: NFUAJ

Palau de la Música Catalana en Sant Pau ziekenhuis, Barcelona

Palau de la Música Catalana en het Sant Pau ziekenhuis zijn twee van de mooiste bijdragen aan Barcelona's architectuur. Het zijn ontwerpen van de Catalaanse art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. De art nouveau van Barcelona floreerde aan het begin van de 20e eeuw. Het Palau de la Música Catalana is gebaseerd op een uitbundige stalen framestructuur, vol van licht en ruimte. Het muziekpaleis is gedecoreerd door veel van de in die tijd toonaangevende ontwerpers. Het Sant Pau ziekenhuis is qua ontwerp en decoratie gedurfd, tegelijkertijd is het gebouw perfect aangepast aan de behoeften van de zieken.

Source: unesco.nl

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Justification for Inscription

The Committee decided to inscribe these two properties on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv), considering that the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona are masterpieces of the imaginative and exuberant Art Nouveau that flowered in early 20th century Barcelona.

Long Description

These two monuments are masterpieces of the imaginative and exuberant Art Nouveau that flowered in early 20th century. The Palau de la Música Catalana has uniqueness, authenticity, and beauty and it is an unparalleled testimony, in the Modernist style, to a public concert hall whose symbolic, artistic, and historical value is universal. The Hospital de Sant Pau is the outstanding example of its type of exceptional interest because of its beauty, size and unique architectural design.

The inspiration of the Palau de la Música CataIana was the concept of the choir of Orfeo Catalá that emerged during the Barcelona Universal Exhibition of 1888. The performance of Catalan music formed part of the overall political movement to resurge of Catalan nationalism. In October 1904 the choir acquired a site in Calle de Sant Pere Més Alto and commissioned Doménech i Montaner, then at the peak of his career, as architect of its new building. Construction began in 1905 and was completed three years later. He had already begun work at that time on the Hospital de Sant Pau. In 1892 a Paris banker of Catalan origin, Pau Gil, left a large sum of money in his will for the construction of a hospital in his native city, to be named in honour of his patron saint.

The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the most emblematic buildings of Art Nouveau (Modernism), exceptional both for its qualities and its setting in the historic centre of Barcelona. It was outstanding from the moment of its conception because of two factors that were to be of great future importance: a special concept of space and a very intelligent use of new technologies developed during the Rationalist revolution. The Palau was the most important source of an architectural concept of great future relevance: the reticulated metallic structure, free floor space, and non-load-bearing outer walls like continuous curtains of glass. The entire building was designed as an intelligent interplay of spaces stemming from the abrupt separation between the exterior and the interior and making maximum use of natural light.

The use of a steel framework makes it possible for the internal floor plan to be free and with a series of large open spaces, in particular the great concert hall. In this way the Palau de la Música Catalana became an exceptional example of the fusion of two basic concepts: tradition and modernity elevated to the level of art. The coming together of music and architecture is clearly manifested in the Palau de la Música Catalana. Several of the most important artists and craftsmen of the time contributed to the Palau, such as the sculptors Pau Gargallo, Francesc Modollel, Miguel Blay, and Eusebi Aranau; the mosaicists Lluís Bru, Francesc Labarta and Mario Maragliano; the painter Miguel Massot, and the stained-glass artist Jeroni Granell. The relationships between architect and artists was intimate and constructive:especially harmonious is the concert hall, with its great inverted dome of painted glass, where the lavish decoration contributes to the spatial continuity and integrity.

From a historiographical point of view, the Hospital de Sant Pau is of immense importance because it is the largest hospital complex in Modernist style. Historically, the Hospital de Sant Pau, at one and the same time original and daring, demonstrates how Doménech i Montaner had studied the problem of modern hospitals. Work began in 1901 and by 1911 eight blocks of the complex had been built and were in use. In 1913 the architect brought his son, Pere Doménech i Roura, into the project, and they worked together on the church and further hospital blocks until Lluis Domènech i Montaner's death in 1923. Pere Doménech i Roura was responsible for completion of the project, which continued until 1930.

The architect planned to erect 48 individual buildings in a quadrilateral. Its floral decoration and abundant use of sculptures by the best artists of the period emphasize in a remarkable way the structure of the buildings. Doménech i Montaner's value as the creator of architectural volumes is also revealed by light. For Doménech i Montaner it was essential to be able to give sick people a feeling of well-being and beauty, which would most certainly contribute to an early convalescence, as according to him beauty has therapeutic value. After almost a century of existence and uninterrupted public use, the Hospital de Sant Pau has international prestige from both the medical and the architectural and artistic points of view.

Source: UNESCO/CLT/WHC
Historical Description

The inspiration of the Palau de la Música CataIana was the concept of the "Orfeo Catalá" that emerged during the Barcelona Universal Exhibition of 1888. This choir for the performance of Catalan music formed part of the overall political movement that developed in these years, with a resurgence of Catalan nationalism. It was conceived on the model of contemporary groups in Britain, France, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe.

After its foundation in 1891, the choir used various premises in Barcelona. In October 1904 it acquired a site in Calle de Sant Pere Més Alto and commissioned Domènech i Montaner, then at the peak of his career, as architect of its new building. Construction began in 1905 and was completed three years later, when the building was awarded a prize as the best building of the year by the Municipality of Barcelona.

Domenech i Montaner had already begun work at that time on the Hospital de Sant Pau. It was the successor of a 15th century foundation at the other end of the city, the Hospital de Santa Creu, which was inadequate to deal with the enormous growth of the population of Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. In 1892 a Paris banker of Catalan origin, Pau Gil, left a large sum of money in his will for the construction of a hospital in his native city, to be named in honour of his patron saint. The land for this was purchased in 1898 and Domènech i Montaner received the commission to design it.

Work began in 1901 and by 1911 eight blocks of the complex had been built and were in use. The work of Domènech i Montaner was once again honoured in 1913 by the award for the best building of the previous year (in fact, the third that he had received, as a consequence of which the architect was awarded a Gold Medal by the city). In 1913 the architect brought his son, Pere Domènech i Roura, into the project, and they worked together on the church and further hospital blocks until Lluis Domènech i Montaner's death in 1923 at the age of 73. Pere Domènech i Roura was responsible for completion of the project, which continued until 1930

Source: Advisory Body Evaluation