DOMÈNECH I MONTANER, Lluís
(b. 1849, Barcelona, d. 1923, Barcelona)

Castell dels Tres Dragons: general view

1887-88
Photo
Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona

The "Castell dels Tres Dragons" ("Castle of the three dragons") was built as the Café-Restaurant, part of the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. This building demonstrates two of Domènech i Montaner's signature qualities: his rationalist concern and his predilection for brick. After the exhibition, it was here that he and some other artists set up a workshop for architecture-related arts in line with the Modernist ideal of artistic integration.

From 1920 to 2010, this building housed the Barcelona Zoology Museum.




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