Times Square “Gaudí Architecture Exhibition” Spanish Weekends

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unnamed (26)When it comes to Barcelona and the basilica that seems eternally incomplete, people think of the famous La Sagrada Família, masterpiece of Spanish architectural genius Antoni Gaudí. From Apr. 30 to June 1, Times Square Hong Kong collaborated with Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and Basilica de la Sagrada Família of Spain, holding Gaudí Architecture Exhibition which, for the first time in Asia, showcased all 14 works of Gaudí.

 

Times Square “Gaudi Architecture Exhibition” — Spanish Festival Weekend Happenings

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To create a more cheerful Spanish vibe and introduce Spanish culture together with Gaudi Architecture Exhibition, Times Square lined up with Consulate General of Spain, cooperacion española, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Spanish Chef Association in Asia for a series of Spanish cultural activities.

The happenings during exhibition period include cooking demonstration of classic Spanish dishes and Sangria-making to the public, Flamenco dance performance by Clara Ramona, and music performance by ErPeche.

Exhibition Highlights:

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Spanish people will tell you that you cannot visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudi’s work. It is true in that not only did Gaudi design the landmark structure La Sagrada Família, but his works can be seen throughout the whole Barcelona city, among which the most fascinating are the whimsical yet artistic chimneys for various private residences. Using it as a blueprint, the Open Piazza of Times Square is turned into Gaudi Garden of Chimneys where many chimney designs come together.

unnamed (27)Regarded as treasured relics of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the 14 classic works of Gaodi will be showcased at the second floor Atrium, including a lintel, three door handles, five models, four chairs and a set of floor tiles.

In addition, a local designed team was invited to design a 10-meter tall paper model La Sagrada Família using environmently friendly paper “Re-board”, with which only two people in Hong Kong are familiar, including local designer Dolphin Ngai, who spent six months to complete this design.
Add: Times Square Open Piazza & Second-Floor Atrium
Time: 8am–10pm from 30 April to 1 June, 2014