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Wednesday June 19, 2013

Spanish Architect Creates Transparent Roof for Church Destroyed by War

Spanish Architect Creates Transparent Roof for Church Destroyed by War

Photo: Ferran Vizoso's church restoration (José Hevia)

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Over 70 years ago, during the Spanish Civil War, the Catalonia town of Corbera d’Ebre was destroyed during the Battle of the Ebro.

The pinnacle of the town was the Church set on a hill, unfortunately this landmark has been in ruins since the battle in 1938. 

While the lower half of the town has been rebuilt, Spaniards chose to leave the higher part as a reminder of those lost during the war.

Spanish architect Ferran Vizoso (along with Núria Bordas, Jordi Garriga, and David Garcia) was hired to preserve the church and its history.  Vizoso’s solution of a transparent plastic roof has maintained the architectual integrity of the church while also modernizing it.

Check out more pictures of the restoration below.

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Photo Credits: José Hevia