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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2003 Títol d’arquitecte, Escola tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) Des de l’any 2007 col·labora a l’estudi de Jordi Garcés. A partir de l’any 2011 s’associa a Jordi Garcés i Daria de Seta i funden l’estudi Garcés de Seta Bonet arquitectes. Ha portat la gestió de projectes i de varies direccions d’obres dels últims anys sobretot a Catalunya i Barcelona com l’Edifici Annex al Museu Picasso, la nova Fundació Francisco Godia, així com el Centre la Farinera de Vic i varis projectes de cases particulars a la Costa Brava. Aquestes experiències li permeten adquirir unes eines fonamentals per dirigir i coordinar els equips de treball de l’estudi i al mateix temps portar varies direccions d’obres. Ha col·laborat en la escenografia pel Teatre Grec de Siracusa a Itàlia i també a la museografia del MNAC de Barcelona.

Author: Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes

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  1. Mas de Roda Dwellings

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    Mas de Roda Dwellings

    The renovation of the industrial areas of Poblenou (Activities District 22@ Bcn) envisages its transformation into the new "Activities District 22@BCN", mainly dedicated to the industries of the new economy, information and communication technologies. In an old sugar industry, a building complex with unusual characteristics has been designed for a special, dynamic, progressive audience. A unique and quality result has been pursued. The project is based on the qualities of the original industrial building. The old ships are cut vertically with the rhythm established by the trusses of the roof structure, obtaining lofts of two or three levels. The built volumes of several floors are reused as diaphanous spaces on a single level. In the old sugar industry, currently "Ebro Agrícolas", located on the Ramon Turró - Dr. Trueta - Badajoz - Granada - Passage Mas de Roda block of houses, through which the access is made, a built complex with unusual characteristics is projected. The objective and purpose of the Urban Improvement Plan is the rehabilitation-reform for its reuse as non-conventional housing use of the upper sector of the old and traditional sugar industry, unused, formerly famous "COMPANYIA D´INDÚSTRIES AGRÍCOLES, S.A.”, and currently “Ebro Agrícolas”. The size of the complex makes us think of the possibility of carrying out a double rehabilitation-reform action in the old industry and new construction, in a second phase, in the part occupied by the sheds, but with common characteristics of layout, character and design. The operation reuses the old existing factory in the northern corner of the complex, thus contributing to preserving the industrial architectural heritage.
  2. Annexe to the Picasso Museum

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    Annexe to the Picasso Museum

    An internal street, perpendicular to Montcada Street, traces the access road to the back garden and the annex building, thus reinforcing the public character of the ground floor, turning what could be a simple interior transformation into an urban operation. The new building houses the "Picasso Museum Barcelona study centre", with complementary activities that allow the Museum to be more closely connected with its surroundings. The main façade facing Sabartés Square defines a new composition plan, independent of the current Museum as a whole but with a close relationship established by proximity. A large glass protected by an overhang opens it over the city. In addition, this allows for visual continuity between the Museum's garden and the square, highlighted in a unitary manner. The other two façades, the one on Flassaders Street and the Picasso garden, are more hermetic due to the private world created inside the volume. All the shapes, the openings, of the same size as the existing ones in the Picasso Museum, allow the view and the relationship with the street and the garden. Two materials ensure the permanence of the building in its urban environment, thus adding to the complexity of its vision: the stone on the ground floor and the stucco on the upper floor.
  3. Molins de Rei Civic Centre

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    Molins de Rei Civic Centre

    El projecte proposa conservar les façanes i la estructura arquitectònica existents, com a testimoni de l’estructura preciosa de la casa modernista. La façana principal es desmarca de tota la resta i roman com una simple ombra, un vel, un fantasma del passat. A partir d’aquesta decisió de conservar l’antic edifici, la intervenció es centra en la creació d’un gran pati central sobre el qual s’obren les noves i modernes façanes interiors. Únicament la inserció de panells lleugers permet ocupar els espais respectant totes les façanes i el seu caràcter original. Aquesta intervenció queda definida en dos grans sectors separats i complementaris : d’una banda l’operació de restauració i d’adequació de les parts històriques, i de l’altra la creació del pati i dels cossos de vidre tecnològic que incorporen tota la intervenció nova (les escales, els ascensors, …).
  4. L9 Metro stations: Mercabarna, Parc Logístic and Europa-Fira

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Tec4 Enginyers Consultors, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    L9 Metro stations: Mercabarna, Parc Logístic and Europa-Fira

    The joint project of the Europa-Fira, Parc Logístic and Mercabarna stations on Line 9 aims at a proposal that, with a minimum of resources, makes the most out of the conditions that are typical of an underground construction. We want a more geological space than a built one, following the classic logic that the "place", in the deepest sense of the term, is fundamental in the resolution of any architectural program. Therefore, it is proposed to use as few materials as possible, preferably taking advantage of those already present in the civil-structural work, such as screen walls, construction struts, prefabricated slabs, etc. The materials involved in the work are: the exposed concrete slabs, the apparent installations, the large frames of acoustic material attached to the slabs, the screen walls, the sheet metal coatings, the porcelain floors, industrial-artistic lighting that takes different forms: linear, punctual ..., metal railings and glass lifts, prefabricated benches, TMB's own furniture: ticket machines, tariff barriers, signposts. Another topic of the project revolves around the requirement to close the doors of the platforms with doors. This fact is integrated as a positive element for the overall composition of the proposal. The closure is complete and the project also becomes an exercise in façades, whole facades that seek an absolute mastery of the sections. In short, a space control strategy: accesses, lobbies, platforms and subway enclosures. The convoy arrives through an interior that is connected to the platforms of the public at the precise moment of being parked. Care has been taken to ensure that natural light enters the stations as far as possible. The set aspires to be timeless, not subject to fashionable figures and materials, of good aging and easy maintenance, which maintains a certain aspect of great space-emptiness even if there are many users.
  5. Studio for the Painter Arranz Bravo

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    Studio for the Painter Arranz Bravo

    The new building is dedicated to a single activity: creative, abstract and solitary, as the painter explained to us. This inclined us to solve the volume in a compact way with a uniform exterior – insulating layers and clear stucco in expressive continuity of walls and roof – to establish relationships of a familiar nature, without stridency with the natural environment. Within the green, the object becomes a screen on which the shadows of the trees are projected in continuous variation. The interior is a fluid and multiple concrete cavity, a direct consequence of the monolithic structural concept of the construction and the search for severe and bare spaces at the service of the artistic work carried out there. On the sloping site, with an abundance of trees, on the northern side of Tibidabo and adjacent to the house where the painter lives, the small building is composed of a painting studio, the largest and empty one possible on the upper floor and on the lower floor, the result of the meeting of the prismatic volume with the terrain, a workshop for sculpture and a warehouse. The volume of 12m x 13.5m and two floors has a total surface of 335m2. The study is a space without views and receives light from the roof with a large skylight located at the meeting of the four inclined planes, which irregularly define the space from the horizontal line crowning the walls of the 5m periphery of height. The skylight has been moved depending on the south orientation and the position in which the painter is usually placed to work. A staircase, placed discreetly on one side, so as not to break the unity of the study, leads to the lower floor in which the rear space closest to the soil retaining wall is used as a construction store and the area in front of the sculpture workshop. This opens completely from the front, with a large torn fissure of landscaped proportions, towards an outdoor work terrace and views towards the site's own greenery. The construction system used for this project was conceived in a compact way as required by the final image of it, both interior and exterior.
  6. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Annexe to the Picasso Museum

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

  7. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Studio for the Painter Arranz Bravo

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

  8. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    L9 Metro stations: Mercabarna, Parc Logístic and Europa-Fira

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Tec4 Enginyers Consultors, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

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