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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

In Pictures

  • Carles Muro i Soler

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Castellar del Vallès Primary Healthcare Centre

    Charmaine Lay, Carles Muro i Soler, Joaquim Rosell i Gratacòs

    Castellar del Vallès Primary Healthcare Centre

    L’edifici ocupa el gàlib determinat estrictament per les ordenances i interpreta el programa d’un centre d’assistència primària tot dividint-lo en dues parts, a banda i banda de l’entrada. La part ocupada per les àrees assistencials es desenvolupa de manera extensiva a partir d’una unitat bàsica, formada per una sala de consulta, una infermeria, una sala d’espera i un pati. El conjunt de dues unitats forma una àrea, que pot ser identificada pel color dels patis. La coberta reflecteix la distribució de la planta i indica les entrades d’aire i de llum. A l’altra banda de l’entrada, la resta del programa se situa de manera compacta i ocupa dues plantes.
  2. Tordera Primary Healthcare Centre

    Carles Muro i Soler

    Tordera Primary Healthcare Centre

    El programa s’organitza en un rectangle d’uns 30 x 50 metres, situat a la part més alta del solar. Aquest primer rectangle renuncia a un rectangle menor en una cantonada, que ajuda a marcar l’entrada i oferir un petit espai públic previ a l’accés a l’edifici. Les àrees assistencials, que constitueixen el nucli vertebrador de l’activitat d’un CAP, s’organitzen en grups de quatre consultes, a fi de produïr una certa fragmentació de les sales d’espera. Un pati acompanya cadascuna de les sales d’espera, garantint així la presència de llum natural. Els acabats de les sales d’espera permetran, principalment a través del seu color, oferir una identitat a les diferents àrees i una sensació d’orientació als usuaris. Les consultes s’il·luminen també a través d’aquests patis. Tots els espais, a excepció de sanitaris i magatzems, disposen de llum natural.

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