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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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
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2019-2023 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2023 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:

2019-2023 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Arxiu Mas

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

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  1. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    Branch of BEA Airlines

  2. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Restauració de Façanes

    Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Restoration of the Façade and Remodelling of the Ground Floor of Lleó Morera House

  3. House in Pedralbes

    Cirici&Bassó, Carles Bassó Vidal, Cristian Cirici i Alomar

    House in Pedralbes

    We proposed to organise the program of this house in two distinct areas. An area for the relationship areas: hall, living room, study, dining room, kitchen, service... and another more domestic and private area with the bedrooms and bathrooms, which is completed with several porches and an outdoor pool. We have placed the two areas at two different levels based on taking advantage of the strong natural slope of the land. They only overlap in a small area in which we have placed the stairs, a freight elevator, and a skylight to ventilate. The garden is staggered forming several platforms, in such a way that all the interior spaces are always related to an exterior space at the same level. This situation allows a great simplicity of interior-exterior relationship so typical of the "Roman domus", which was a primary requirement of the client.
  4. Vapor Llull Factory Building

    Cirici&Bassó, Carles Bassó Vidal, Cristian Cirici i Alomar

    Vapor Llull Factory Building

    Before the start of the rehabilitation works, there was a group of hundred-year-old industrial buildings belonging to the Massó i Carol company on the site. Of the entire set that made up the factory, the volume that had the best conditions to rehabilitate as "lofts" was that of the long nave aligned with the Masoliver passage. We have preserved the chimney in its entirety, as a historical memory of a time when the entire Poble Nou was full of industries moved by the power of steam. The entire set has been subdivided into eighteen modules. To give independent access to each of them, we have introduced three sets of vertical communication elements consisting of a stairwell and a panoramic freight elevator. Its formal expression is like that of a grain silo covered externally with metal sheet.
  5. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture and Urbanism

    Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Vapor Llull Factory Building

  6. El Triangle Shopping Centre

    Cirici&Bassó, Carles Bassó Vidal, Cristian Cirici i Alomar

    El Triangle Shopping Centre

    The building called El Triangle replaces the obsolete buildings that define the western façade of Catalunya Square, but also includes a lower building body built on the long, unbuilt lot of Pelai Street, between Bergara and the beginning of La Rambla. However, it contemplates the reorganisation of the underground commercial galleries that occupied the space between the two accesses to the Generalitat Railways. In other words, this is a project that had the following objectives: to recover positively for the city the so-called "square of shame", and to compensate for the first shopping galleries that the city had, known as Light Avenue. The body of the building with the façade on Pelai Street was not of great commercial interest, but it did have a great visual impact. It had two problems that greatly conditioned its use: first, the very shallow building depth, and second, the site is practically mined, in its entirety, by the vaults that cover the Catalonia station of the F.G.C., and given this situation, it was not possible to build a building of more than one floor that did not endanger the aforementioned vaults.

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  • Perspectiva del Centre comercial 'El Triangle'.

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    Perspectiva del Centre comercial 'El Triangle'.

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  • Perspectiva del Centre Comercial 'El Triangle'.

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    Perspectiva del Centre Comercial 'El Triangle'.

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