Panot Gaudí is a new paver that has been regenerated from the original relief of a hydraulic mosaic tile produced by Antonio Gaudí in 1904. As a tribute to this famous architect, the city of Barcelona paved Paseo de Gràcia with these hexagonal tiles, produced using the original Escofet molds from the start of the 20th century.
The "Gaudí mosaic tile" is a magnificent example of the architect´s genius and his work, the convergence of two constants in his work: geometry and symbolism. The shape and the images of these tiles remind us of Gaudi´s thought, based on the meticulous observation of the forms and structures found in nature, «nature that has always been my master». The six-sided profile reminds us of honeycomb, turtle shells or perhaps crocodile skin, while the bas relief figures on the pavers, starfish, snails and seaweed, bring the sinuous movement of the sea to mind.
The hexagonal format shapes a continuous, uniform paver without lines in which the texture of the relief overshadows the breakdown. This 4.5 cm deep double-layer, vibropressed paver is set on a 3-5cm bed of mortar with a 10-15 cm layer of concrete underneath, depending on the envisaged occasional traffic load.