CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN ANDORRA

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN ANDORRA

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


Since the early 20th century, architecture inAndorrahas evolved constantly. Come and see it!

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


The 20th century marks a turning point in the socioeconomic progression of Andorra. Roads started to be built at the beginning of the century and from the 1930’s, there was a noticeable change in traditional architecture that would run until the 1960’s with the so-called granite architecture that came about with the spa tourism push, the electrification of the country, the temporary emigration of young building apprentices and the contribution from renowned architects in building the country.

This type of architecture is fully integrated into the natural setting, using local stone for façades and representing an innovative spirit with regard to the architecture style used until that time. The large hotels and spas were built around this time (including Hostal Valira, Carlemany, Hotel Rosaleda); electricity arrived with the construction of FEDA; Ràdio Andorra began broadcasting from a state-of-the-art building, and the Valira Cinema and, later, the Carlemany became new entertainment complexes.

Standout examples from this period are the ‘Casa dels Russos’ (1916) by the architect Cé- sar Martinell (a disciple of Gaudí) who used local materials to visually transform the general features of Catalan Modernism, and the ‘Casa la Cruz’ dating to the 1930’s and designed by Catalan architect and notable art historian Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Further examples are the dam and ranger station in Ràmio; the Hotel Carlemany; Casa Xurrina; the old Valira Cinema (currently the home of the CAEE); Casa Vidal; Casa Palmitjavila, and Casa Duró, as well as other architectural details ensconced in the urban landscape.

You can find most of this evolution in towns likeAndorrala Vella and Escaldes-Engordany.


EVENTS YOU JUST CANNOT MISS

Promotional image of Andosinoi.

ANDOSINOI

  • From 23/06/2017 to 25/06/2017

The 1st Festival of Historical Re-enactment on Andorra, Andosinoi, will take place at the archaeological site of Roureda de la Margineda on the last weekend of June. 

ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Andorra's falles and fallaires

ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

The association Associació Fallaires Andorra la Vella is responsible for the Falles festival ever since it was recovered in 1987.

ROMANESQUE ART

ROMANESQUE ART

ROMANESQUE ART

Do you want to see Romanesque Art? We bring culture within reach!

Contemporary architecture in Escaldes-Engordany

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

See some of the most recent examples of contemporary architecture in Andorra in Escaldes-Engordany!

Exhibition rooms and art galleries

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

Discover the exhibition rooms and art galleries, and see the exhibitions offered throughout the year.

Camí Hidroelèctric d’Engolasters

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

The ‘Camí hidroelèctric d’Engolasters’, a tour of the production of electricity.