CARBAJAL, N. El Salto del Jándula. Andújar, 1927. Casto Fernández-Shaw, Carlos Mendoza y otros

Year of publication: 2015

Publication / Magazine title: Revista PH. Boletín del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico Vol. 23 (nº 88)

Type of publication: Review

Article author/s: Pablo M. Millán Millán

Publication author/s: –

Editorial: Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico

Language/s: Spanish

ISSN: 1136-1867

There are certain projects that transcend the very technical disciplines in which they were conceived. One of them is, without a doubt, the Salto del Jándula, a civil work of important significance on the international scene of the 20th century, from the point of view of engineering, architecture, sociology and history.

When in 1920 Casto Fernández Shaw, a newly qualified architect, presented the Project for the Monument to Civilization at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid, he would never have thought that a few years later he would see all his project discourse embodied in a built work.

El Salto del Jándula, a dam located in the municipality of Andújar (Jaén), will be a work in which the architect’s practice will be amply reflected.