El Parque de las Aguas de Cornellà reconstruye la cascada de Gaudí de la Casa Vicens.

A pocos minutos del centro de Barcelona la resurrección de una obra de Antoni Gaudí permite descubrir una faceta desconocida del arquitecto. La reconstrucción de la cascada de la Casa Vicens revela cómo el creador de La Pedrera y la Sagrada Familia gestionaba el agua como un recurso recreativo.

La Casa Vincens, en Gràcia, es uno de los últimos monumentos de Gaudí abiertos al público. Hasta hace pocas décadas era una vivienda particular. En 1945 la venta de las parcelas de sus hermosos jardines hizo desaparecer una cascada, edificada en ladrillo.

Ahora esta pequeña obra de arte de la arquitectura modernista volvió a ver la luz. No se encuentra en su emplazamiento original, rodeado de edificios, sino en los jardines del Museo de las Aguas de Cornellà de Llobregat, que pertenece a la Fundación Agbar.

La cascada, realizada a partir de 27.000 ladrillos fabricados de manera artesanal y con diez metros de altura, tiene un arco parabólico sobre el que hay un paso interior.

Sobre los dos pilares situados en cada extremo hay depósitos que permiten que el agua fluya, recreando los efectos naturales ideados por Gaudí.

Gaudí diseñó esta fuente ornamental en 1883 como elemento principal del jardín de la Casa Vicens. La infraestructura recreaba los efectos sonoros de una cascada, se hallaba a unos diez metros de la tribuna de la vivienda y le aportaba una agradecida cuota de frescor en el verano.

"Es un precedente del aire acondicionado con ingenio", comparó el crítico y experto en la obra del arquitecto catalán, Daniel Giralt-Miracle a Europa Press.
 

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