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05/03/2018

Evolution of the works in Nature Square

Owing to the improvement works on the rainwater drainage system and sealing and waterproofing of the ceiling of Hypostyle Hall, and to be able to properly execute the restoration works, access to Nature Square and Hypostyle Hall itself has been partially restricted.

Regular visitor access routes have not been affected and, in order to prevent inconveniences, the closure of Nature Square has been done crosswise, so that visitors can continue to enjoy views over the city and see Gaudí’s wavy bench.

Observation of unique features

However, the restoration works do allow visitors a view that cannot normally be seen. For this reason, we invite you to discover the top part of the vaults of Hypostyle Hall, which shall be covered once again after the works to seal the roof have been completed.

Reuse of rainwater

Nature Square has an area of nearly 3000 m2 of coarse sand, a material that filters rainwater, collects it via a drainage system that conducts it to inside the columns of Hypostyle Hall and, finally, feeds into the cistern constructed under the hall.This allows the water to be reused to water the park.The works being done were necessary in order to repair the drainage system and prevent its deterioration.

These improvement actions are framed within the Works Plan for Architectural and Natural Heritage and the Area Surrounding Park Güell, after being commissioned by the Government Committee of the Barcelona City Council. They are estimated to continue until the end of summer 2018.

In addition to these restoration tasks, the green light was given to 10 projects, which are managed by B:SM at the commissioning of the City Council within the framework of regulating entry to the grounds, and driven forward jointly with the Ecology, City Planning and Mobility Division, and the districts of Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó.The global package has total funds of 10.6 million euros.

 
 
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