La Sagrada Familia is a majestic Roman Catholic basilica designed by the iconic Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. His design was so intricate that the basilica is still under construction today, over 136 years after the first stone was laid in 1882. When asked why construction took so long, Gaudi replied that "My client (God) is not in a hurry". A dizzying blend of Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms, La Sagrada Familia invokes polarising feelings among visitors who either marvel at its intricate designs, or decry it as "vulgar or pretentious". Regardless, it's inspiration from Christianity and nature creates unique and whimsical patterns that draw millions of visitors every year from various countries and walks of faith . Cover image from Wikimedia Commons .
In this Learning Experience, learn how mathematical transformations can create beautiful patterns in architecture and art. This Learning Experience is suitable for Lower Secondary learners and above.