More Catalan Architectural Gems to be Listed

According to a report in elPeriódico, the Catalan government has proposed classifying 438 buildings from the 19thand 20thcenturies as assets of national or local interest (up from only 81 today).

The proposal would redress the disproportionate representation of the Modernista movement on the existing list: Gaudí, Montaner, and Cadafalch account for 30 of the 81 works listed today.

Currently, buildings from 1850 to the present with protection as a Cultural Asset of National Interest include 36 corresponding to Modernism, 17 to Noucentisme, nine to Rationalism and none to Postmodernism or the School of Barcelona.

The new list aims to protect 130 works of the School of Barcelona, including the Olympic buildings.

Under the new list 141 buildings from 1981 to 2000 would be protected, 150 from pre-war Rationalism and post-war Rationalism, 43 buildings aligned to Postmodernism, 40 in Noucentisme and 37 in Modernism.