Structural monitoring of Gaudi's Casa Milà in Barcelona, Spain

Casa Milà Barcelona

The Casa Mila, also known as "La Pedrera" was built between 1906 and 1910 by the Catalan architect and outstanding representative of Modernist architecture Antonio Gaudí.

Since 1984, the World Heritage-listed house is a skeleton of a concrete-steel construction by using pillars without bearing and retaining walls. The walls inside the individual apartments can be moved and customised to the needs of each resident.

At the moment the building contains various exhibitions. Some floors are utilised as offices or living spaces.

Expert activities along the railway track Madrid - Paris to monitor and prevent possible damage of Gaudi's Casa Milà in Barcelona.

  • Assessment of potential risks to the building due to the passing of the tunnel boring machine
  • Assessment of the current state of the Casa Mila and the planned monitoring program
  • Basic evluation and verification of the design
  • Analysis of the settlement behavior

UNESCO World Heritage Center / ICOMOS Paris, France


  • Antoni Gaudi
  • Leading architects of the restoration from 1999: Rober Brufau Niubó Paulino Vicente Rodríguez
  • Description
  • Working tasks
  • Owner / builder