The University of Barcelona and The Gaudí Research Institute organize the Second World Congress on Gaudí.

The University of Barcelona and The Gaudí Research Institute organize the Second World Congress on Gaudí.

The Second World Congress on Gaudí will take place from 4 to 7 October 2016 at the University of Barcelona, ​​following the success of the first sessions last June at the headquarters of Shanghai.

From 4 to 7 October 2016 the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona will host the Second World Congress on Gaudí (Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016), a biennial event organized by The Gaudí Research Institute with the University of Barcelona, ​​where Antoni Gaudí received the title of Architect in 1878.

This second edition has as novelty the incorporation of the three-day session in Shanghai (21 to 23 June), in collaboration with several Chinese universities of Tsinghua and with the support of the City of Shanghai.
Both Shanghai and Barcelona Congress enjoys full newspaper and television coverage of national service China Chinese Cultural Media Group.

Antoni Gaudí, under the direction of Dr. Adolfo Sotelo Vázquez, show leadership and collaboration of the University of Barcelona and The Gaudí Research Institute in consolidating research – During the congress the first initiated by the Chair UB works are displayed and dissemination in the environment of this great multidisciplinary architect. The theme chair UB – Antoni Gaudí is sponsored by Learn Training (IMF group) and Gaudi Barcelona Projects, who is also the promoter of the Second World Congress on Gaudí.

The aim of bringing this conference in Asia is to acknowledge the great work that has been done in this continent around the figure of Gaudí, both in the aspect of dissemination and research. For this reason, they will participate in the congress major Asian personalities from the world of arts and architecture as Di’an Fan, C. Y. Lee, the Chao Kuo Lee, Tokutoshi Torii. Under the honorary presidency of Dr. Benedetta Tagliabue will be parading the most renowned experts in Gaudí (Jordi Bonet, Maria Antonietta Crippa, Kent Conrad, Luis Gueilburt, Rainer Graefe, Leonid Demjanov, Alberto T. Estévez, Salvador Tarragó, Jan Molema, Arnau Puig, Ana Maria Ferrin, Beatrix Frois and others) along with personalities fifty universities and institutions such as UNESCO, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) or Sites and Neighborhood of the Modern Movement (Docomomo). While not the exclusive theme, the Second World Congress will focus on Gaudí in the Park Guell and Torre Bellesguard, and the most recent research on these jewels of humanity to ensure their preservation will be presented. In this regard, Dr. Berthold Burkhardt, member of Germany to UNESCO, will give a master class.

Researchers in architecture, mathematics, geometry, astronomy, mechanics and computer engineering, among others, will present innovative presentations. Thus, the researcher Figuerenc Xavier Jové and a team of renowned forensic, backed by his work for the FBI and Interpol, will present some unpublished images related to Gaudí, including a portrait of youth made in the Rambla de Barcelona and reveals the controversial color of her eyes and her hair. The biographer Josep Maria Tarragona Gaudi unveiled an unpublished work of Gaudí in the Gracia district of Barcelona. Daliniano expert Nicolas Descharnes deal with the relationship between two universal geniuses: Gaudí and Salvador Dalí. Research groups from the Rovira i Virgili University will present innovative and unpublished research on the Palau Guell and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Film Archive of Catalonia collaborates in the congress as co-host with two interesting special sessions.

The UB and hosted in October 2014 the first world congress dedicated to Antoni Gaudí, with about 350 attendees from around the world, including researchers and scholars had great prestige. This year will pay tribute to three of the main collaborators in these events, transferred in 2015: the architects Frei Otto and Josep M. Bosch Aymerich, Morell and the engineer Ricardo Vinas.