Intro

About

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 of the COAC Digital Archive

credits

About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Remodelling and Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana

    Carles Díaz Gómez, Oscar Tusquets Blanca

    Remodelling and Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana

    El nostre treball va consistir a rehabilitar, modernitzar i ampliar aquesta joia universal d'arquitectura Art Nouveau: l'auditori aixecat el 1906 per Domènech i Montaner i que des d'aleshores no ha deixat de funcionar amb aquesta finalitat. En la primera fase, que es va perllongar durant bastants anys, vam restaurar parts molt danyades del vell edifici i el vam dotar de serveis sanitaris, d'accessibilitat, de seguretat i de confort imprevisibles cent anys enrere. Però l'aportació més significativa va ser aprofitar part del solar de l'església inacabada veïna per obrir el possible el pati, fins llavors sempre ocult i sorprenentment resolt per Domènech amb una riquesa similar a la de les façanes principals i aconseguir, així, un nou accés al Palau. En l'ampliació situada al costat del escenari vam col·locar serveis per als artistes: sala d'assajos, vestuaris, camerinos, biblioteca...
  2. Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Convent dels Àngels for the FAD

    Lluís Clotet i Ballús, Carles Díaz Gómez, Ignacio Paricio i Ansuategui

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (ex aequo). Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation

    FAD Award

    Remodelling and Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana

    Carles Díaz Gómez, Oscar Tusquets Blanca

  4. Second Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana - Petit Palau

    Carles Díaz Gómez, Oscar Tusquets Blanca

    Second Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana - Petit Palau

    Deu anys més tard de la primera intervenció es va aconseguir el trasllat total de l'església veïna que va possibilitar la nostra aportació més transcendental al monument: atorgar una nova façana del Palau obrint totalment a la nova plaça el riquíssim pati lateral de Domènech. Ell va somiar amb un edifici exempt i nosaltres, un segle més tard, vam fer realitat el seu somni. Així com a la cara Nord de la plaça havíem aixecat un edifici per als músics (camerinos, biblioteca ...), a la cara Sud aixequem un per al públic i l'escola de música. I sota la nova plaça una sala per a 540 espectadors dotada de noves tecnologies que tant necessitava Palau.
  5. EU Mies Award

    Nominated
    Second Extension of the Palau de la Música Catalana - Petit Palau

    Carles Díaz Gómez, Oscar Tusquets Blanca

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