Antoni Gaudí planned the construction of the church by parts, so that each generation would have one as an aim to accomplish. He built the Nativity façade, which he left almost complete. His followers did the porch and the towers of the Passion façade. And today work is being done on the vaults of the interior, which are scheduled for completion in 2010.
According to the programme drafted by Gaudí, the next step is to build a sacristy, the six towers above the crossing and the apse, to finish the upper part of the towers and the narthex of the Glory façade.
He designed the sacristies in plaster models on a scale of 1:25, roofs with a cupola formed by the intersection of twelve paraboloids linked by their vertex, with triangular windows that follow the guidelines of the paraboloids. It is a highly resistant structural form which he also proposed for the five central towers and the apse tower.
On the Glory façade Gaudí composed an immense entrance narthex with sixteen high hyperboloids covered by cones.
The sacristies, the central towers and the narthex of the Glory façade will be planned and constructed according to Gaudí"s directions and models and with the application of the techniques and materials offered by the technology of construction.
GAUDÍ’S ORIGINAL PROJECT
HOW IS IT PLANNED TODAY?