RESTORATION OF BARCELONA CATHEDRAL

Barcelona / 2002 | 2003-2013

Team: Fuses-Viader + Mercè Zazurca

 

Drafting of the Master Plan for the Cathedral (2001-2002) and restoration of the "Carrer dels Comptes” street façade, restoration of the main facade (2007) and reatoration of the dome (2013). Project for a new Cathedral Museum. The main pathology of the restored set was the increase of volume due to oxidation of the clamps and bands of iron lodged into the stonework (end of the XIXth century), with a generalized presence of cracks and fallen fragments. The whole metallic original material has been replaced by titanium, to guarantee a better conservation of the material from future oxidations.