A star for the Sagrada Familia

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 24/01/2021

Credit: Pablo González Pellicer, Mario Chaparro


Pablo González Pellicer: visual journalist

Mario Chaparro: visual Journalist

Project description:

In the long process of restoration and construction of the Sagrada Familia, one of the key moments is the inauguration of the Maria tower. Singular and outstanding with a star-shaped finish, it brings the completion of the work even closer as Antoni Gaudi had projected.

Impact reached:

The infographic made a review of the facades and towers of the basilica and constextualized the new tower within the final project

Techniques/technologies used:

In this piece I resort to google earth as a basis to locate the basilica in the context of the city and then we project a 3D model of the Sagrada Familia to indicate the progress of the architectural project and how the final result of the installation of the star in Maria’s tower

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complex part was adjusting the 3D projection in each of the perspectives, as well as that of the star itself in Maria’s tower.

What can others learn from this project?

The use of combined techniques such as earth studio and 3D allow an accurate narrative to summarize a complex project.

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