Antoni Rovira i Trias - Spanish/Catalan architect

Antoni Rovira i Trias - Spanish/Catalan architect

Antoni Rovira i Trias was born in Barcelona in 1816 and died in Barcelona in 1889. 

He was a renowned Catalan architect and urban planner and perhaps best known as the architect of several market buliding in Barcelona, among them the Barceloneta market, La Concepció market on carrer d'Aragó, El Born market - now the El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria and the Sant Antoni market.

He was worked on the demolition of the Ciutadella fortress, which was the 18th-century military citadel which was torn down and is now the Ciutadella park.

Antoni Rovira i Trias is also known for designing a radial plan for the urban extension of Barcelona in the 19th century when the city's medieval walls were demolished. His plan actually won the 1859 municipal contest organized by the Barcelona city council.

Despite his plan initially winning, the Spanish government in Madrid later chose to a different city plan by a different Spanish Catalan architect called Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer and it was the Cerdà plan that was used to create modern day city of Barcelona.

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