Meritxell Sanctuary
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Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Meritxell Sanctuary | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
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Description
Year: 1978
Location: Andorra
Client: Government of Andorra
Total area: 1,000 (sqm)

In 1972, on the evening of a popular holiday, the ancient Romanesque Sanctuary of Meritxell caught fire and was destroyed.  The building was left in blackened ruins, survived only by the original apse and vaulting over the altar and latter-day bell tower.

The task of rebuilding the Sanctuary could not be reduced to an archaeological work simply returning the fallen stones to their original position; nor could the strong influence of the local architectural character and landscape be ignored.  The decision to continue along the historical path of Romanesque imagery, in theory, while applying modern building techniques and designs, in practice,...

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Meritxell Sanctuary
In 1974 the Taller developed a grand plan for the reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Meritxell, in Andorra. The medieval church burned down in 1972, throughout the night of a popular holiday. The task was to give back to the...
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Meritxell Sanctuary

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Meritxell Sanctuary
In 1974 the Taller developed a grand plan for the reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Meritxell, in Andorra. The medieval church burned down in 1972, throughout the night of a popular holiday. The task was to give back to the...
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