Josep Domènech i Estapà


1858 – 1917

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Who was Josep Domènech i Estapà?

Josep Domènech i Estapà was a Catalan architect.

He graduated in 1881, and became professor of geodesy and descriptive geometry at the University of Barcelona, and member of the Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts, of which he subsequently became president.

His works in Barcelona include the church of Sant Andreu del Palomar, Teatre Poliorama and Reial Acadèmia de les Ciències, Palau de la Justícia - Palace of Justice courthouse, Palau Montaner, now the Delegación del Gobierno Español in Barcelona, the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Medicine, Modelo prison, the Amparo de Santa Lucía / Empar de Santa Llúcia home for the blind, which eventually became the Museu de la Ciència de Barcelona, now known as CosmoCaixa Barcelona, the Fabra Observatory, Catalana de Gas i electricitat building and water tower, the Church of Our Lady of Carmen and Carmelite convent and Magoria station. He also headed the construction of the Hospital Clínic, based on a design by Ignasi C. Bartrolí. In the town of Viladrau, he built the Hotel Bofill.

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Mar 1, 1917

on July 23, 2013


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