The 161st birthday of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí was welcomed on 25th June 2013. Gaudí is considered to be one of the most important ambassadors of Modernisme Català (translated into English as "Catalan Modernism").
This creative movement is an important factor for specialist translators who are active with the fields of architecture, art, literature and music. In particular, a specialist translator for architecture is frequently confronted with the name Gaudí, as there are many famous buildings that lead back to this architect who was born in 1852. His works include the Sagrada Família in Barcelona or the Casa Milà, also in Barcelona.
For the specialist translator for architecture, it is generally important to known the alignment or history of the architecture respectively, and to use the appropriate terminology. Within the field of historical or period architecture, there is a significant of facts that a translator has to commit to memory, in order to be able to create high quality translations.
In addition to these historical-scientific subject areas, a subject knowledge of engineering is also required, especially if it concerns current construction projects.
Congresses, symposia or seminars on the subject of architecture are mostly held with a form of international participation. For such events, conference interpreters or simultaneous interpreters are required who can guarantee a high level of quality in the foreign language, in terms of linguistic and subject ability.
The impulses and ideas of Antoni Gaudí have retained their effect and level of influence to the current day, and have influenced many other architects and artists, among others, the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Just as a particular discipline can have an effect on art of music, the topics with which translators and interpreters have to work and become accustomed to can be equally varied and diversified.