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Sagrada Família, by Gaudí

Barcelona

In perfect harmony with Antoni Gaudí's philosophy «Nature is my Master», the architect Jordi Bonet i Armengol chose cork for the floor of the Sagrada Família, in Barcelona. The church, which Gaudí began building in 1882 and was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, is Cultural Heritage of Humanity and one of the most visited monuments in the world. In order to meet the need for acoustic absorption, durability and resilience, of the utmost importance in this work, 2000 m2 of flooring from the Wicanders®, Corkcomfort Glue-down range were fitted, with a natural cork appearance and finish in high traffic varnish. Jordi Bonet i Armengol's aim was a solution with a good technical performance and which was in perfect harmony with Gaudí's philosophy.

«I have always regarded cork as na excellent material, and have used it in a number of projects designed by myself. Whenever I have used cork the results have been good, and it is also an interesting option from the economic perspective.»

- Architect Jordi Bonet i Armengol