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In this first stage, the catalogue focuses on the modern and contemporary architecture designed and built between 1832 –year of construction of the first industrial chimney in Barcelona that we establish as the beginning of modernity– until today.

The project is born to make the architecture more accessible both to professionals and to the citizens through a website that is going to be updated and extended. Contemporary works of greater general interest will be incorporated, always with a necessary historical perspective, while gradually adding works from our past, with the ambitious objective of understanding a greater documented period.

The collection feeds from multiple sources, mainly from the generosity of architectural and photographic studios, as well as the large amount of excellent historical and reference editorial projects, such as architectural guides, magazines, monographs and other publications. It also takes into consideration all the reference sources from the various branches and associated entities with the COAC and other collaborating entities related to the architectural and design fields, in its maximum spectrum.

Special mention should be made of the incorporation of vast documentation from the COAC Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.

The rigour and criteria for selection of the works has been stablished by a Documental Commission, formed by the COAC’s Culture Spokesperson, the director of the COAC Historical Archive, the directors of the COAC Digital Archive, and professionals and other external experts from all the territorial sections that look after to offer a transversal view of the current and past architectural landscape around the territory.

The determination of this project is to become the largest digital collection about Catalan architecture; a key tool of exemplar information and documentation about architecture, which turns into a local and international referent, for the way to explain and show the architectural heritage of a territory.

Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque
Directors arquitecturacatalana.cat

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Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2022 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2022 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Francesc Rafat Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Anton Pàmies Mercè Bosch Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

External Collaborators:

2019-2022 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio
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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.

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Memory

Abalos+Sentkiewicz AS+ es una oficina internacional de arquitectura con sedes en Madrid (España), Cambridge (USA) y Shanghái (China, en asociación con el Profesor Linxue Li), dirigida por Iñaki Ábalos y Renata Sentkiewicz. Ambos directores tienen una sólida trayectoria académica en prestigiosos centros universitarios como GSD Harvard University, Architectural Association, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, ETSA Madrid... en la que entrelazan la investigación con la práctica profesional. Iñaki Ábalos es actualmente Catedrático del Departamento de Proyectos en la ETSA Madrid y ha sido Chair del Departamento de Arquitectura del GSD Harvard University (2012-2016). Por su parte Renata Sentkiewicz es en la actualidad profesora en la ETSA Madrid y ha sido visiting critic en GSD Harvard University. Los proyectos y la obra construida por Abalos+Sentkiewicz son internacionalmente reconocidos, han sido objeto de 15 exposiciones individuales y muchas colectivas en los centros más prestigiosos, AA-Londres, Pavillion de l’arsenale-París, MoMA- NYC (5 obras construidas por AS+ han sido expuestas en tres exposiciones diferentes del MoMA: Light construction, ON Site, Groundswell), Chicago Architecture Biennial, Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, etc. Este sello de calidad queda acreditado por los más de 45 reconocimientos recibidos (25 de ellos primeros premios) en concursos de arquitectura así como en los 20 premios a obras construidas otorgados por prestigiosas instituciones de todo el mundo. Su trabajo profesional ha sido recogido en 11 Monografías y su trabajo teórico, compilado en 14 libros. El crítico William Curtis ha escogido una de las obras de la firma, el Pabellón en el Parque del Retiro, como una de las tres mejores obras construidas en España en los últimos 30 años.

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Remodelling of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation

    Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz

    Remodelling of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation

    The first objective of the renovation of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation is to open the entire historic building to the public with new exhibition, archive and educational areas, concentrating the administrative areas in a new three-storey pavilion located at the bottom of the plot and with exit to the square’s patio. But the Antoni Tàpies Foundation also aims to contribute to consolidating a new generation of museums understood as centres of cultural production, proposing a multiple spatiality, adapted to the diversity of artistic practices, to the demand for thermodynamic balance, to the enhancement of the inherited heritage and the atmospheric dissolution in favor of the intensification of the visitor’s experience, who is offered to visualise the whole programmatic framework that supports the cultural production and the modernist building itself as part of the exhibition system. In environmental terms, the expansion means a substantial improvement in the natural lighting and the form factor of the original building, included in a single volume that reduces energy exchanges, which has allowed to expand its surface without modifying existing air conditioning systems.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    Remodelling of the Antoni Tàpies Foundation

    Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz

Audiovisual

  • IAAC Lecture Series 2015 - Iñaki Ábalos

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    IAAC Lecture Series 2015 - Iñaki Ábalos

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