Innovative PLM Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes Help Accelerate Construction of Sagrada Familia Cathedral

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and Paris, France - December 14, 2004 - IBM and Dassault Systemes today announced that designers working on the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, started in 1882 by Antoni Gaudi, are using their Product Lifecycle Management Solutions to rapidly advance completion of the cathedral. Since the celebrated Catalan architect's death in 1926, work on the highly complex stone structure - considered one of the most mystical constructions on the globe - has been under the auspices of the Sagrada Familia Foundation. For more than a century, work has been ongoing to complete Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece interpreting the large-scale architectural models he prepared during the architect's final years.