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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum
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  1. Ramon Berenguer IV Secondary School

    Francesc Bassó i Birulés, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, Joaquim Gili i Moros, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina

    Ramon Berenguer IV Secondary School

    El projecte original correspon a un Institut Laboral encarregat pel Ministeri d’Educació, dins un programa de desenvolupament endegat després de la postguerra. L’edifici s’articula en forma d’una gran H que dóna lloc a un pati d’entrada i a un pati posterior més petit. Les dues ales laterals que flanquegen el primer recinte es destinen a aules, mentre que la part posterior acull les dependències comunes. La planta s’organitza extensivament, seguint un esquema de corredors axials que donen accés a cada part del programa. Les cobertes de les aules segueixen dos tipus, segons la seva posició: un primer tipus en dents de serra, amb el vessant de directriu circular, i un segon tipus amb una coberta de teula amb dos vessants desiguals, un cos baix adossat i les obertures als tancaments laterals. El conjunt reflecteix un exercici d’aplicació estricta d’alguns principis del moviment modern, abans de la revisió que els mateixos autors durien a terme durant la dècada següent.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    Atenas Cinema

  3. Headquarters of Gustavo Gili Publishers

    Francesc Bassó i Birulés, Joaquim Gili i Moros

    Headquarters of Gustavo Gili Publishers

    The new headquarters of the Gustavo Gili publishing house occupy the inner courtyard of a block of houses in the Eixample distract, usually full of basements for garages, warehouses and similar uses. As it is a highly atomised program that required numerous easements, the building is divided into three clearly differentiated bodies. The central body houses the commercial and technical offices. This body faces the entrance garden, from where it is accessed through a double-height lobby, the only space with clearly visible court and architectural connotations. The body on the left houses the address and its outbuildings. The body on the right is intended for storage and packaging, and is clearly separated from the previous two. The structure forms a grid independent of the enclosures and adopts a different module in each of the bodies, which appear differentiated in the solution of the roof.
  4. Dwellings and Workshops in Montbau Estate

    Francesc Bassó i Birulés, Joaquim Gili i Moros

    Dwellings and Workshops in Montbau Estate

    The Montbau plan is conceived as a prestigious operation with possibilities for experimentation. In 31 hectares, a wide variety of building types are proposed and, as a differential fact compared to other interventions of the time, the emphasis is also placed on the social aspect. The objective of architectural diversity also seeks to respond to sociological diversity and make the neighbourhood suitable and attractive for different social classes. As a result, in addition to the towers and linear blocks, 2 sets of single-family homes are built. The popularly known as "the white houses" which adopts a unique implementation with respect to the whole and these 14 houses between partitions that follow the same orientation of the linear blocks (south-east / north-west). Following the topography of the site, the house can have an adjoining workshop on the lower floor. It has access both from the inside of the house and an independent one from the street below. The houses are symmetrical, two by two with small variations in the distributions. The kitchens or the rooms alternately face the terrace, which is the roof of the workshops. The house is developed on 2 levels: on the access floor we find the kitchen and the living room and on the upper floor 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Having these workshops also strengthens the neighbourhood's facilities and complements the commercial area.
  5. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Headquarters of Gustavo Gili Publishers

  6. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Block and Mall on the Montbau Estate

Archive

  • Perspectiva de l'accés a l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

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    Perspectiva de l'accés a l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Persperctiva de l'interior d'una aula de l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

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    Persperctiva de l'interior d'una aula de l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Perspectiva de l'interior de Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

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    Perspectiva de l'interior de Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Perspectiva de la piscina exterior de l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

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    Perspectiva de la piscina exterior de l'Institut Ramon Berenguer IV.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

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