La Sagrada Familia will undergo a series of developments over the next two years, and is set to be completed by 2026
After 132 years of construction, the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia has approximately 12 more years until its final completion. Since the death of its leading architect and Barcelona’s cultural icon Antoni Gaudí, the building has been a center of controversy. Only some sketches and models survived the Spanish Civil War, and modern designers have taken over the project while trying to preserve Gaudi’s unique style and the structures Gothic and Art Nouveau forms.
Since 1990, architects have been using computer aided design technology to speed up construction, and technology is also being employed to give guests an idea of what is exactly going on. Last year, an animated aerial fly-through was produced to highlight the basilica’s progress and celebrate the announcement of a 2026 completion date. Now, a follow up video has been released that focuses attention on what will take place on the construction site these next two years.
The most recent video shows the basilica’s close proximity to the coast, as it opens with a shot over the Mediterranean Sea. It then zooms on the church, and a timeline emphasizes the projected dates that the new elements will be constructed. By the end of 2015, the North Sacristry and Ranking Cornice are to be completed, and additional stained glass windows will be installed inside.Metropolis