GAUDI’S unfinished Sagrada Familia may finally be completed… in ice. But you’ll have to travel to Finland to see it.
Although the original basilica in Barcelona remains only one-quarter completed and has technically been ‘on ice’ since 1882, a group of Dutch university students plan to create their own 40-metre high model out of pykrete – ice reinforced with wood fibers – in just three weeks.
Built on a scale of 1:4, members of the team from Eindhoven University of Technology visited Barcelona earlier this year to study the real Sagrada Familia, and are in contact with the basilica’s project architects.
They will start their reconstruction in Juuka, Finland, on December 28 for a grand unveiling on January 17, 2015.