Barcelona, Spain

Architecture

The Sagrada Familia (full name: Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família; in English: the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is one of the most famous landmarks of Barcelona and certainly one of its most impressive sights. The Roman Catholic basilica was designed by Antoni Gaudí and has still not been completed.

Despite the major differences between the facades of Sagrada Familia, they have one thing in common: they are full of symbolism. Gaudí wanted his works to have something to tell, to be more of an experience than built space. Gaudí’s vision is being implemented step by step through the extension by modern elements. One such project is the decision in favour of innovative lighting technology in the form of LED spotlights to set the scene for the sacral symbolism.

The interior is already finished and rises up to an extremely high vaulted roof borne by stone columns. These spread out on the ceiling to form branches, like a kind of leafy roof. These columns were fitted with a total of 40 luminaires equipped with white LED modules in a colour similar to daylight, and suitable Vossloh-Schwabe control units.