While in Barcelona, we took the tram up to Montjuic to see the Castle and the wide vistas of the sea and city landscapes. One of the exhibits was of Architect Rubio Tuduri. He served as professor of landscape architecture at the School of Fine Crafts of the Federation of Catalonia and in 1917 he was appointed director of parks and gardens in Barcelona. Exiled in Paris during the Spanish Civil War, he did not return to Barcelona until 1946.
I was drawn to his drawings and was saddened to see that he did not see the completion of his work at the Plaza de Gaudi that opened four months after his death in September 1981.
He opened the Rubio Tuduri Institute for landscape architecture and civic works that continues to operate in Barcelona today.