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JOAN RUBIÓ I BELLVER        (1870-1952)

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In Catalonia:
In Barcelona:
Arc-bridge of the Bisbe
Balmes Library
Alemany House
Canals House (Torre dels Matons)

Casacuberta House
Manel Dolcet House
Fornell House

Macari Golferichs House
Rialp House
Ripol House (demolished)
Roig House (La Torre dels pardals)

Roviralta House (El Frare Blanc)
Lluís Sànchez House
Isabel Pomar House
Foment de la Pietat Church
Tibidabo Sanatorium
University, Ramon Llull College, Chapel
University, Ramon Llull College, Residence
University, Ramon Llull College, School of work
University, Ramon Llull College,
Main entrance

In L'Alforja:
Mas d'en Perdiu

In Campdevànol:

In Igualada:
Asylum of Sant Crist

In Manresa:
del Carme Church

In Santa Coloma de Cervelló:
Houses of Colonia Güell
     Ca l'Espinal
     Ca l'Ordal

In Raimat:
Caves Raimat (Cellars)

In Reus:
Serra House 

In Ripoll:
Chapel of Sant Miquel de la Roqueta
Bonada House

In Sant Feliu de Codines:
Can Trinxet
Puigdomènech House

In Balearic Islands:
In Palma de Mallorca:
Casa Miquel Benimelis

In Manacor:
Monastery of Santa Família (demolished)

In Sóller:
Sóller Bank
Sant Bartomeu Church (façade)

In Son Servera:
L'Església Nova (The new Church)

Rubió i Bellver: Portrait


Born in Reus (Baix Camp - Catalonia) on 24 April 1870. 
Rubió i Bellver received his degree as an architect in 1893. 
He was a member of the last
Art Nouveau generation. He was an assistant to Gaudí, working with him between 1893 and 1905 on la Sagrada Família, in Casa Batlló and on Park Güell.  
He was one of the most important synthesizers of the architectural ideas of Gaudí. Rubió considered that Gaudí’s designs and structures provided solutions to problems raised by 19th Century eclecticism. 
In 1905 he was elected a councillor of Barcelona city. 
He was also the architect to the Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Province administration), for which he participated in projects such as the reconstruction of Casa dels Canonges (Generalitat de Catalunya - Catalonia government) in Barcelona City.  
The work of Rubió i Bellver is very important and is present all over Catalonia. His most interesting buildings are: the Casa Macari Golferichs (1901), the
House Roviralta - El Frare Blanc - (1903), the Escola Industrial (Old Industrial School) (1912), and the Saint Christ Asylum in Igualada. 
Rubió died in Barcelona on 30 November 1952.



Correction of English text by Gary Nisbet

Selected LINKS to other websites on Joan Rubió i Bellver

-  Funds on Rubió i Bellver in COAC (Col.legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya)   
-  Biography of Rubió i Bellver.  
-  Photo and comment on a Church and Bank of Rubió i Bellver in Soller (Mallorca)    

Specific Bibliography on Joan Rubió i Bellver

Title of book Author Published by Year
Joan Rubió i Bellver J. Gómez Serrano and others
Joan Rubió i Bellver y la fortuna del gaudinismo I. de Solà-Morales i Rubió
Joan Rubió i Bellver: Arquitecte Modernista M. de Solà-Morales i Rubió C.O.A.C. / Col·legi Major Ramon Llull, Universitat de Barcelona 2.007

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Other Catalan Art Nouveau Architects:
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet   Lluís Domènech i Montaner   Josep Puig i Cadafalch   Antoni Maria Gallissà i Soqué   Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert   Cèsar Martinell i Brunet   Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol   Joan Rubió i Bellver   Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia   Salvador Valeri i Pupurull   and others.