A LONG-LOST project by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi – the first outside Spain – could soon be completed in Chile.

The project for a spiritual centre – originating in 1922 – was inspired by a Franciscan friar asking Gaudi to design a chapel.

“I wish to implement an original work, very original, and I thought of you,” wrote Friar Aranda to Gaudi.

Since 1996, Chile’s Corporacion Gaudi de Triana has been working to make the design a reality.

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