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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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. Rehabilitation of the Church of Sant Pere in Corbera d'Ebre

    Núria Bordas i Contel, Ferran Vizoso Rodríguez

    Rehabilitation of the Church of Sant Pere in Corbera d'Ebre

    L’objectiu principal de la intervenció ha estat la recuperació de l’ús públic de l’antic temple sense modificar en excés el seu aspecte, símbol i expressió de la Batalla de l’Ebre. La seva transformació en un nou i segur gran saló multifuncional no havia d’alterar la memòria de la Guerra que l’edifici tan bé representa. A la tercera fase es va completar la consolidació estructural de la ruïna i es va construir la seva nova coberta transparent d’ETFE. El nou cobriment impedeix el deteriorament de la construcció per acció dels agents atmosfèrics i millora notablement les seves condicions d’habitabilitat. Des del principi dels treballs una cosa estava clara, la restauració havia de preservar el subtil equilibri entre natura i construcció, entre exterior i interior, que totes les ruïnes tenen. La percepció d’estar encara fora quan “s’entrava” s’havia de mantenir. Els raigs solars travessant la lleugera coberta, les brises i els cants dels ocells creuant en totes direccions les altes naus i el paviment de sauló així ho han fet possible. El resultat és un original i romàntic escenari a mig camí entre l’exterior i l’interior.
  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Ebre)

    Shortlisted
    Rehabilitation of the Church of Sant Pere in Corbera d'Ebre

    Núria Bordas i Contel, Ferran Vizoso Rodríguez