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Cèsar Martinell i Brunet

Cèsar Martinell i Brunet
Born 24 December 1888
Died 19 November 1973 (at the age of 84)
Barcelona, Catalonia
Practice arti'cimo
Buildings Winery of Cornudella de Montsant
Winery of Falset
Winery of Nulles
Winery of Barberà de la Conca
Winery of Rocafort de Queralt
Winery of Gandesa
Winery of Pinell de Brai
Flour making factory of Cervera

Cèsar Martinell i Brunet (Valls, December 24, 1888 - Barcelona, November 19, 1973)[1] was a Catalan architect. He was part of the small and selected group of architects that were connected to Antoni Gaudí, his most important teacher. As a multifaceted person, Martinell was also a researcher and art historian.

Artistic style

Cèsar Martinell artistic style was the Modernisme and Noucentisme. His major work was designing wineries, which are called wine cathedrals due to their magnificence. The use of traditional architectural techniques and materials helped to build this monumental buildings. His wine cathedrals are located in several cities of Catalonia such as Falset, Nulles, Cornudella de Montsant, Montblanc and Gandesa, and some of them can be visited.[2] He also designed the flour mill of Cervera and he managed restoration projects, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria in Igualada.


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