Antoni Rovira i Trias - Spanish/Catalan architect

Antoni Rovira i Trias - Spanish/Catalan architect


Antoni Rovira i Trias (born in Barcelona, 1816 and died in Barcelona, 1889) was a Catalan architect and urban planner. He is best known as the architect of several market buliding in Barcelona, among them the Barceloneta market,  (1873), La Concepció market on carrer d'Aragó, El Born market which is now the 'El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria'  and Sant Antoni market (1879).

He was also involved in the demolition of the Ciutadella fortress, which was the 18th-century military citadel in what is now the Ciutadella park.

He designed a radial plan for the urban extension of Barcelona in the 19th century when the city's medieval walls were demolished and his plan won the 1859 municipal contest by the Barcelona city council. Despite his plan initially winning, the Spanish government in Madrid later chose to a different city plan by another Spanish Catalan architect Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer and it was Cerdà's plan that was used.

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