Hospital de Sant Pau

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau or shortly Hospital de Sant Pau is a hospital complex in the Catalan Art Nouveau ( Modernisme ) in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

The Catalan banker Pau Gil in his will to build a hospital. With these funds the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau was built in 1902-1911 by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner along the Avinguda Sant Antoni Maria Claret. Domenech embedded 48 independent pavilions that were needed for the various medical departments, in an extensive garden area. The walkways are laid like all other technical institutions under the earth. Various sculptures on the facade and interior were designed by the sculptor Pablo Gargallo.

By 1911, however, only about a quarter of the planned buildings were completed. Then the means were exhausted. 1912 began the second phase. With the planned relocation of the old Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau from the city center, the further construction of the clinic was financed, the after the death of Luis Domènech 1923 his son, Pere Domènech i Roura further led.

On January 16, 1930, King Alfonso XIII handed. the new hospital of its determination.

The old building complex, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is no longer used as a hospital, a new building north of the site was begun in 2003 and completed in 2009. Since the old buildings to be renovated, which together with the Palau de la Música Catalana a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997. Current plans according to 2014 institutes such as the United Nations University Institute for the Alliance of Civilisations and the European Forest Institute are housed there.