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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Jaume Bach Núñez neix a Sabadell el 1943. És Doctor Arquitecte, Professor titular i Catedràtic acreditat per l'Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona, on ha impartit classes de Composició i Projectes, essent també membre del Tribunal Final de Carrera.

Comença la seva activitat professional el 1968 compaginant l'Arquitectura i l'Urbanisme; durant els anys 80 co-funda l'estudi Bach / Mora i, més tard el 1998 juntament amb Eugeni Bach, l'estudi Bach Arquitectes.

Ha estat professor convidat en diverses institucions públiques i escoles d'arquitectura com Hannover, Urbino, Torí, Viena, Bucarest i Dublín; ha impartit nombrosos seminaris i conferències a Espanya, i internacionalment a Europa i Amèrica.

La seva obra ha estat exposada a les principals ciutats espanyoles i en importants fòrums internacionals, entre d'altres: la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine a París, l’ Essen Deubau, la Galeria AEDES a Berlín, Expotecnia a Nova Delhi, el Deutsche Arkitektur Museum a Frankfurt, el Museu d'Art Contemporani de Caracas, l'Architectural League of New York, Europalia a Brussel•les, i en diverses edicions de la Biennal d'Arquitectura de Buenos Aires.

Al llarg de la seva trajectòria ha rebut nombrosos premis i reconeixements, entre els quals hi destaquen: quatre Premis FAD, tres Premis FAD de l'Opinió, ha rebut quatre premis Brunel Commendations Awards i, en l'àmbit del disseny, el Premi Delta de Plata ADI FAD.

Entre d’altres distincions cal esmentar la Medalla d'Or a la Biennal de Buenos Aires, el Premi ASCER en dues ocasions i diverses Seleccions a la Biennal d'Arquitectura Espanyola.

El seu treball ha estat divulgat en més de 600 publicacions, en prestigiosos llibres i revistes nacionals i internacionals, així com en articles i entrevistes en premsa espanyola i internacional, i en cinc àmplies monografies específiques sobre la seva obra.

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  1. Castellar Apartments

    Jaume Bach i Núñez

    Castellar Apartments

    It is a building with eighteen apartments, commercial premises and a garage, located on the corner of a street that leads to the Plaça Major de Castellar de Vallès. The position of the stairs - and the commercial valuation of the chamfer on the ground floor - requires some adjustments to be made in the type of housing. The façade is solved with exposed brick given that the work had to be done with a very low budget.
  2. Balaguer House

    Jaume Bach i Núñez, Josep A. Dols Torres, Lluís Millet i Serra, Joan-Antoni Páez i Berga

    Balaguer House

    A new house is being built on top of two identical houses, with 4m roofs each, replacing one of the two existing houses. This had to facilitate the space for direct access from the street, as well as a space for a garage. The structural solution adopted allows a wide range of possibilities for the layout of the floors and ceilings, without significantly varying their cost. Sufficient scope for volumetric diversification is thus achieved. The house ignores the outside as much as possible, avoiding the bleak view of the street. At several points, zenithal light inlets are located in order to solve the problem of natural light properly. The windows are simple openings in the outer wall that have no other entertainment than the trimmed line of the roof. Efforts have been made to achieve a rich spatial definition, so that variations introduced afterwards, or simple finishing details that could not be controlled, did not modify the original expression. The finishes are traditional: hydraulic tiled floor, steps with wooden "marchepieds", walls plastered with Bisbal tiles and an exterior finish which is simply plastered, unpainted, as the house had previously.
  3. Casa Tello

    Jaume Bach i Núñez

    Casa Tello

    Casa de cap de setmana en el “celler” d’una casa burgesa en entorn rural, de principis del segle XX. Es tracta d’un cos funcionalment annex, integrat a la composició general de la casa: cos central i dues ales laterals. L’espai a reformar es desenrotlla linealment en un dels laterals que contenia un petit apartament de masovers, i les tines i magatzems per a l’elaboració de l’oli i el vi de la finca. La proposta manté les tines de la zona central, elevades sobre el terreny i ambdues finestres de càrrega i descàrrega, i deixa dos espais a doble altura a cadascun dels extrems, en coincidència amb les generoses portes obertes cap a l’exterior. Cadascuna de les peces components té sortida directa al jardí, els dormitoris a través de les antigues finestres. Per això es disposen unes escales exteriors de fusta adossades a la façana, que evoquen elements del món rural com ara caixes artesanals de fruita o gàbies per a conills. La introducció de nous usos porta a diferenciar les noves obertures, quadrades i amb un disseny específic que treu profit de l’espessor dels murs. Es composen de vidre a l’exterior i porticó a l’interior de manera que, tot fent evident el gruix murari, permet totes les posicions possibles de ventilació i il·luminació. L’interior es tracta com a contenidor unitari, articulat en el punt central amb el “moble” de les habitacions i el bany, i contenint al final espais a doble altura que eviten la unidireccionalitat i es constitueixen en dos pols d’activitat que equilibren els extrems, problema recurrent en les disposicions lineals.
  4. Núñez House

    Jaume Bach i Núñez

    Núñez House

    A plot with a steep slope allows, and sometimes makes inexcusable, an autonomy of implementation that easily becomes greater formal freedom, in the absence of a canon. It tends to rest on the importance that the section (or sections) can take on the project. The floor plan has traditionally been elevated, by means of a foundation or the creation of a plan supported by deep foundations, with which the impact of the foundations on the overall costs can be reduced. In this case, the profile is very steep, and the access road descends sharply at both ends of the plot. On the other hand, the project had to reduce costs and adjust to a completely handmade realisation. We therefore thought of an elementary prism approach, with economical lights, which had to be placed in a parallel arrangement and not against the slope, in order to take advantage of its magnificent visual dominance over the landscape. It consists of three floors, with the living areas on the top, bedrooms in the middle and a basement for the services. The arrangement of the prism at the required distance from the road suggested splitting the entrances and reserving pedestrian access to the upper floor via a small bridge - reminiscent of the Mar Menor-. The car could be parked on the floor immediately below. Otherwise, faced with the difficulty of leveling the terrain, a generous terrace is provided on the upper floor to allow life in the open air, and it is connected to the entrance on foot through the small access bridge, so that it acts as an open-air entrance hall. This creates a surprising effect, since when crossing the wall, one expects to find himself in an interior that grows once he has discovered, framed by a wide panoramic window, the landscape that he could glimpse as he approached.
  5. Arenas House

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Arenas House

    In the streets near the beach of Vilanova, we still find the homes of the "Indians", people who made their fortunes in the Americas at the end of the 19th century. They are constructions with clear references to the colonial world. The Arenas House makes a key, more abstract interpretation of the spatial and dynamic qualities of those.
  6. Remodelling and Improvement of the squares in Gràcia

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Remodelling and Improvement of the squares in Gràcia

    The Villa de Gràcia was annexed to Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. A process of densification then began, which produced an uneven architecture, both in height and quality. Distributed in narrow alleys full of cars and with few public spaces occupied by poorly designed street furniture. Its nine small squares still retain their character today. It was a question, given the little help of the architecture of the neighbourhood, of organising the project from the inside of the space of the squares and reinforcing the peculiarities of each one of them. Emphasising the specific but affirming the fact of belonging to a common environment. It is proposed to replace the surface parking of the squares and reduce the sections of asphalt to a minimum, to enlarge them physically and visually, ordering the service elements rationally.
  7. Olèrdola House

    Jaume Bach i Núñez

    Olèrdola House

    In a green area of Barcelona, the house is placed at the bottom of a small plot in order to have a sunny garden at the front. The garden overcomes the steep slope of the land by being partially situated on the body of the garage, the only part of the house with a façade facing the small square where it is located, finished with a material and a colour in tune with most of its buildings. The house is accessed in two ways: through the garage, in a buried passage, or by an external staircase adjoining the garden wall. In this one there is a “representative” entrance and a direct passage to the garden, while the access through the garage is more neutral and clearly linked to the use of the car –the most frequent way to get to the house–. The house is established on two floors with the particularity of having the "added bodies" of the entrance, the gallery and the bathroom-swimming pool that have been modified over time, and all of them have a different technology. The addition of a large awning provides a pleasant outdoor space and protects the privacy of the pool and garden.
  8. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Olèrdola House

  9. L'Alzina Schools Complex

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    L'Alzina Schools Complex

    School group that includes all stages, from kindergarten to secondary school. It is located on an irregular block of houses, structured in pavilions, three of which remain in the new project. As splendid trees have grown between them, the isolated organisation on the main axis is respected and a spacious garden is released. One of the new buildings faces the street and absorbs the irregularity of the site, so that it acts as a backdrop for the second, more isolated and precisely defined by the dimensions of the two sports courts on the roof. The structure is reinforced concrete, and the brick covers the façades and forms the divisions and interior spaces. In the windows, the trumeau solution is adopted which allows to hide the guides of two roller blinds, necessary for their dimensions, as well as the central uprights of the leaves. In this way, changes of scale are hinted at in the fenestration.
  10. Pilot Station for FGC Railways: Muntaner Station

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Pilot Station for FGC Railways: Muntaner Station

    Due to a commission by Ferrocarrils Metropolitans de Barcelona, a proposal was made to standardise the entire design of the metro lines. It was about projecting the entire set of rules and station signs. In this way, the Ferrocarrils technicians refurbished many stations; small interventions to remodel the underground stations. These projects are proposed with voluntary discretion so that they offer a repertoire of sizes capable of dignifying these infrastructures. Thus, the patterned cladding with white marble, in alternating colours, is found along the entire line. The lighting enhances the service areas but does not deprive the vision of the roof, generally a vault, which serves as a support. The ribbed design of the pavement is an important visual improvement, while allowing it to be used outdoors. Finally, it is worth noting the design of the glass lockers, the electromagnet control steps and the benches and litter bins.
  11. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Restoration
    Pilot Station for FGC Railways: Muntaner Station

  12. Rodríguez House

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Rodríguez House

    Casa de molt limitat pressupost que es redueix a allò essencial i s'organitza dins d'una forma elemental en dues plantes, sobre el terreny pla d'una anodina urbanització propera al mar.
  13. Francesc Aldea School

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Francesc Aldea School

    Located in Terrassa, in what used to be a fantastic landscape and which is currently a meeting point of various images such as a motorway, a supermarket, an area of blocks and an urbanisation of marginal housing, the school needed a strong and unitary image that would distinguish it from the expressive chaos that surrounds it. Therefore, it is designed to resemble old industrial warehouses or agricultural buildings from the beginning of the century, easily identifiable and with its own specific weight. The school is located parallel to the access. The slope of the land allows a gap between the two bodies of the building, a difference in level that is used to give greater height to the assembly hall, emphasising the symbolic nature of this space.
  14. FGC Railway Station: Universitat Autònoma

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    FGC Railway Station: Universitat Autònoma

    The small station of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Bellaterra, designed and built in a very short time, had to partially adapt an existing staircase and tunnel. The project has two purposes: the first, to obtain an architecture with the dimension and entity appropriate to the place and its significance despite its reduced programme; the second, to find a formal solution to the different requirements of the façades on the platforms and on the avenue. Thus, the building is projected from a wall parallel to the train tracks that articulates, on one corner, a canopy held with braces that covers the entire platform and, on the other, a semi-detached body, covered and opaque in which a large lowered arch that houses the small pieces of the programme inside opens, at the same time that, centered on the axis of the avenue, it provides an end with more property. In the section of the wall that has no construction, the flight of the canopy is compensated by buttresses. The finishes, with small pieces of stoneware and strips of white marble, follow the proposal for the entire line.
  15. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    FGC Railway Station: Universitat Autònoma

  16. Sant Vicenç dels Horts Primary Healthcare Centre

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Sant Vicenç dels Horts Primary Healthcare Centre

    The Sant Vicenç dels Horts Primary Healthcare Centre is located on a flat plot of land, with an almost square surface, located within an urban plot of little interest and with a single dignified front facing the main road. A single floor is proposed in the entire surface and two in the main façade, with the aim of creating an appropriate image for a public building. The other façades are configured by an inexpressive perimeter enclosure. The floor plan revolves around a circular courtyard with a tree with a generous crown, which acts as a plant dome, in the centre. Around it, the patient circulation and waiting areas are located. The offices are located on the perimeter, protected from the direct view from the street by a courtyard.
  17. Can Gasset Dwellings

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Can Gasset Dwellings

    L’edifici completa una illa de cases ocupada per un palau neoclàssic i adopta la seva disposició general a partir d’aquesta referència. El nou edifici respecta l’eix de simetria del vell palau, disposant una única entrada central que condueix a un pati posterior de relació i circulacions. A la mitgera amb l’antic edifici s’hi adossa un cos baix, de planta baixa més un pis, que conté dos habitatges per planta, amb accés directe des del pati. El bloc principal, separat del palau, adopta una configuració de castell, amb els cossos de les cantonades més alts. S’accedeix als habitatges del bloc a través del pati, directament a les caixes d’escala. Les sales d’estar i les cuines donen a la façana interior i emfasitzen la importància del pati com a espai que vertebra tot l’edifici. El conjunt tanca l’illa de cases amb la forta referència del monument a tocar de la mitgera, que determina l’estricta regularitat de la disposició.
  18. Josep Maria Jujol School

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Josep Maria Jujol School

    In a high-density area in the Gràcia neighbourhood, the Barcelona City Council must build a CEIP school. It was decided to use the site of the Tallers Manyach factory, the work of Josep Mª Jujol, built in 1916, which is in a terrible state of conservation and is both protected and cataloged. Opting to build a school building on the façade of the Riera de Sant Miquel between the partitions, using the site prior to Jujol’s workshops, a 4-storey school is built, with the multi-sports court on the roof and preserving the warehouses of the old Manyach factory converted into school play porches. The restoration was complex due to the poor state of the metal structure that supported the base of the partitioned vaults. He forced it to be replaced or reinforced, depending on the case, all the vaults, all exposed buttresses and skylights were restored and waterproofed. The Jujol factory is separated from the new school through a courtyard where the restored ovens are located and the lower part is glazed to give transparency to the new functions of the factory, turning it into a large space covered with games for the children. Having lost its original colours, it was repainted with colours taken from the architect's palette and is offered as an "objet trouvé" in the block’s patio.
  19. Nursery of Torre Balldovina School

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Nursery of Torre Balldovina School

    A small kindergarten was to be built in the small playground of a public school on the metropolitan outskirts. The project proposes to build in height by closing the garden on its rear façade so that it is reduced as little as possible. At this point and given that the plot is in an irregular residential chamfer, between a high average and a non-buildable private sports green space, a terraced arrangement is proposed, so that the classrooms have a sunny exit to the outside with views of the neighbouring trees. The middle is covered and the chamfer, complete with a dignified end since it cannot close on itself. The whole is valued by building a unitary light roof that gives it scale and the appearance of a public building - the clock also helps, in addition to offering a pleasant, covered terrace in the shade for playing.
  20. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (ex aequo). Category: Interior Design - Remodelling and Rehabilitation
    Josep Maria Jujol School

  21. Mercè Rossell i Domènech School of Viticulture and Oenology

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Mercè Rossell i Domènech School of Viticulture and Oenology

    The school is located near a small plateau in the wine region of El Penedès. It completes old agricultural buildings such as a country house and part of the attached cellars. Most of the new buildings are located on the north side of the property, creating an open courtyard in the manner of traditional agricultural spaces. An old right-of-way requires the new one to be connected to the existing one, by means of a bridge and an underpass. Part of the old constructions are absorbed by the new constructions, such as the small country house integrated into the main entrance, or the ruins at the northern end, carefully valued by the opening of the assembly hall. The construction is erected with load-bearing walls of brick and exposed prefabricated concrete beams. The school contains classrooms, laboratories, assembly hall, student residence and restaurant.
  22. Raventós Blanc Cava Cellars

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Raventós Blanc Cava Cellars

    The new agricultural complex for the production of cava is located on a large estate, opposite the old Codorniu wineries, designed by Josep Puig and Cadafalch. The project considers the view of the Montserrat mountain, as well as the presence of a century-old oak tree, the ancestral symbol of the company. The complex is organised around two courtyards, one circular and the other rectangular, which configure a plan in the shape of a sickle, the tool used in field work. The circular courtyard gives access to the representative buildings, while the second courtyard is the centre of agricultural tasks, and has the cellars and offices around its perimeter. The cellars are covered by a system of dihedrals held with braces that allow the distributed entry of light and recall the forms of covering of industrial warehouses at the beginning of the century. The roofs are of flat tiles and the overhangs have been covered with sandstone.
  23. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design - Public, Commercial and Professional Interiors
    Refurbishment of the Fifth floor of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  24. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Buildings of new plant for private use
    Raventós Blanc Cava Cellars

  25. Perill Sports Complex

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Perill Sports Complex

    The lack of space in the central neighbourhood of Gràcia in Barcelona gave rise to this proposal for a multi-sports building developed in height. The possibility of using the roof of the inner courtyard of the chamfer, about six metres high above the narrow street, adds complexity to it. The building rationally juxtaposes the various uses vertically: from lower to higher structural light, from lower to higher need for natural light and from higher to lower influx of use. The desire to translate, in an episode of architecture, the relationship of all the various spaces originates the appearance of a generous staircase full of natural light on a high wall of white tiles that runs between the lobby and the central exterior courtyard, where the pool opens.
  26. Refurbishment of the Fifth floor of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Refurbishment of the Fifth floor of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

    The secretary’s office floor had been designed by Antoni Moragas i Gallissà. The COAC’s board considered that it had become obsolete, so they commissioned a total renovation of the floor. The new floor has been incorporated into the new lobby to make the reception space bigger and, consequently, three areas have been created: closed offices, a panoramic office and the third archive office. In the project parts of the old interior have been recovered to keep the memory of the COAC’s history.
  27. Remodelling of the Arts Centre of the Caixa de Pensions Foundation

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Remodelling of the Arts Centre of the Caixa de Pensions Foundation

    The “La Caixa” Cultural Centre is located in the Macaya Palace (Puig i Cadafalch, 1901), a historical-artistic monument of national interest, which was a modernist private residence. Later on, it was adapted, together with the annexes, for cultural use and became one of the most active centres in the city in terms of exhibition programming. It still preserves the façades, the entrance and the central courtyard with the staircase going up to the main floor, which is in very good condition. The interiors, on the other hand, have been deeply remodeled. The order aims to adapt the entrance, cover the patio and re-design the exhibition rooms. The most delicate point is the entrance, which was hidden among service pieces. The arrangement of the entrance ramp and the hollowness of the wall provide this space with a more public character. The same happens with the windows on the ground floor, which were boarded up and opened again, bringing life back to the façade by incorporating the bookstore service.
  28. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Interior Design - Remodelling and Rehabilitation
    Remodelling of the Arts Centre of the Caixa de Pensions Foundation

  29. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Buildings of new plant for public use
    Perill Sports Complex

  30. Telephone Exchange

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Telephone Exchange

    En el punt de confluència de les fortuïtes alineacions de carrers d’una barriada vertical contemporània de Reus, es situa aquesta peça composada, com és usual, de dos parts desiguals: equip i oficines. La decisió de tractar-les de forma unitària, en continuïtat, i la corba de la façana com a mitjà de transcendir els límits irregulars del solar, són les dues decisions principals, tot i que, conceptualment, l'horitzontalitat de les finestres es planteja com a opció, des de l'idea del públic, a la verticalitat dominant de la multiplicitat del privat.
  31. Extension of Corachan Clinic (Phase 2)

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Extension of Corachan Clinic (Phase 2)

    The expansion of the Corachan Clinic is considered as the need to give typological expression to the existing heterogeneity. To achieve this, a new urban plan was drafted that adapted the adjacent area to hospital use and allowed the extension with volumes similar to that used in the rest of Gironella Square, where the extension had the façade and the complex, the new and significant entrance. The addition is a block with a U-shaped central corridor, which continues on each floor challenging the existing and structural corridors, around the courtyards. The curvilinear section that supports the main façade opens to accommodate the block of elevators and stairs that thus indicate its end, while the curve bends the façade towards the set’s centre of gravity and indicates belonging to the main body. The main façade is paved with white marble pieces and with a grey granite plinth. The rear parts are covered with ocher stucco. The marble pieces located in the corner of the façade are supported by a stainless-steel structure, facilitating the release of the wall and the discreet lighting and ventilation of the staircase. The veining is transparent towards the interior during daytime, and towards the exterior at nighttime.
  32. Uriach House

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Uriach House

    Simple volumes, large deck plans, overhangs that protect the house from the sun and rain, porches, contrast between the outside space and the introverted spaces of the courtyard, water collected in them... These are themes of vernacular architecture that are reinterpreted in this house located on an irregular and extensive plot in the town of L’Ametlla del Vallès.
  33. Solid Waste Incinerator Plant

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Solid Waste Incinerator Plant

    Una planta incineradora de residus sòlids urbans és bàsicament una fosa o contenidor amb una àrea de descàrrega, un pont-grua que eleva les restes fins els forns i una sèrie d'elements que permeten extreure energia del procés en forma d'aigua calenta i electricitat. Es planteja, doncs, una distinció entre la part “mecànica” del procés i la “tècnica” de transformació, que treballa amb elements manufacturats –tubs, conductes, generadors, filtres... – dissenyats com un conjunt des de l'enginyeria. En conseqüència, es projecta la primera com una arquitectura de grans caixes cúbiques, i simplement s'ordena i exterioritza el potencial expressiu de la segona. Els materials utilitzats per donar textura als diferents volums cúbics són bàsicament el formigó in situ, els prefabricats de formigó en placa i la planxa de ferro galvanitzat col·locada horizontalment en l'interior del bloc de formigó vist.
  34. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Buildings of new plant for public use
    Extension of Corachan Clinic (Phase 2)

  35. FGC Railway Station: Can Ros

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    FGC Railway Station: Can Ros

    The small stop of Sant Vicenç dels Horts, on the outskirts of the rural town, is in the centre of the city. The line, due to the topography, runs elevated with respect to the historic core and at level with the rear periphery. There has never been more than a platform and an innumerable underpass, low and narrow. The project matches the underground station and the pedestrian crossing. Each of the two tracks bridges the space of the lobby and leaves between them an entrance of natural light that matches the width of the single central platform. The canopy that covers it extends as a cover for this space, which in this way offers a dimension and a character which is appropriate to its public function. To separate the trains from this focus of light and avoid the rain, two cut-out walls are erected as a metaphor for the railway.
  36. Terrassa Olympic Stadium

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Terrassa Olympic Stadium

    The Abat Marcet sports area in Terrassa, with an extension of about 14ha, had to be remodeled to host the field hockey competitions of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The treatment of the main piece was the origin of the entire intervention. It is an unfinished semi-underground stadium with two levels of stands. The creation of a third level in height is not recommended and it is proposed to bury those that would have been emerging parts so as not to enter into a competition with the neighbouring buildings and the view of the periphery. On the other hand, the main tribune is aired, and the iron structures are distinguished from the concrete ones, pushing back the tension pillar of the main section and obtaining a long and curved "stoa" of fine pillars as a new and emblematic façade. Four high metal lighting towers, counterbalanced by light canopies in unstable balance emphasise the corners. The rest of the areas are treated, consequently, in the same way: modelling of the horizontal space through terraces, walls, passable roofs - such as the entrance to the semi-underground gym -, punctuated by a field of objects such as triangular skylights, lighting towers, large, curved roofs in isolated pieces...
  37. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation
    Terrassa Olympic Stadium

  38. Telephone Exchange in Vila Olímpica

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Telephone Exchange in Vila Olímpica

    The Special Plan for the Olympic Village proposes a series of door-to-door buildings, straddling the end of the Eixample and the town's own layout, next to the sea. These are unique buildings not intended for residence but for various activities, such as services. Icària Avenue becomes one of the main commercial areas of the town and has four of these unique buildings. Telefónica's head office is located at the confluence with Joan d’Àustria Street. We have proposed it as the union of two independent bodies, both functionally and aesthetically. They are connected by a bridge over the street and a common basement. The volume of the rectangular floor, practically blind, contains the telephone equipment and machinery, while the elliptical and glazed, the offices. The prismatic body is clad in stone, with a collapsed façade that recedes to get more interior space. The elliptical one is covered with corrugated aluminum sheet, adopting this geometry to achieve slimness, as it has a lower height. The junction above the street contains the communication ramps and a multipurpose rest room with mountain and sea views. The two figures create an interesting formal tension with what these symbolic buildings of the town imply, solving the heavy iconographic problem of a step, bridge or portal and offering a convenient image of a public building.
  39. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    FGC Railway Station: Sabadell-Estació

  40. Complex of 90 Social Housing Units

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Complex of 90 Social Housing Units

    The neighbourhood of Torreguitart, which began to be built in the mid-1980s with strictly aligned red brick buildings, had to be completed at one of the main intersections of Sabadell's road belt on which it is supported. The proposal, logically, is based on the continuity of the blocks, but introducing a Z-shaped break, thus freeing the front space, open to the "peripheral disorder" and away from the road crossing and elevated above the traffic, in order to offer greater comfort and visual dominance over the environment. Paved with the same red clay as the façade, it offers itself as a "square" and gateway to the shady "park" at the back. The square is bounded with the road belt by a lower block of light brick houses that fits better in scale and gives an end to the whole set. The regulation of officially protected housing practically prevents any typological variation. Small advances have been made in this project by placing the elevator and entrances on the façade, thus achieving sunny lobbies and landings and a structuring of the home from public rooms to private rooms as we go inside.
  41. FGC Railway Station: Sabadell-Estació

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    FGC Railway Station: Sabadell-Estació

    The FGC line is buried when it reaches the Sabadell station. The old building, which follows the pure Catalan railway style, is poorly located on a site scattered with various building types (and largely sunk by the trench of the line itself), and it left almost no space for any trees or for the carriage entrance, now converted into a car park. The covering of the trench and the location of the new station at the closest point of the perimeter streets proposed by the project makes it possible to largely eliminate the railway barrier, by means of the pedestrian crossing. The station, similar in volume to its context, is located on the axis of the two streets it joins. It is clearly visible, as well as from the bottom of the proposed park & ride. The building is structured in red and ochre brick walls and wide horizontal concrete planes. Protected spaces are offered, suitable for the crossing of traffic and, at the same time, they frame the adjacent buildings or the scattered flow of nearby trains and motorways. The jump between the upper entrance – the hall opens visually towards the platforms – and the platforms has also been made horizontally from the wide glass structure finished in a concrete lintel, supported by a pillar tree. Thus, a certain monumentality can be distinguished in the underground entrance of the train, opposite the more extended side of the car park canopy.
  42. Extension of the FGC Railway Station: Universitat Autònoma

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Extension of the FGC Railway Station: Universitat Autònoma

    Confronting the small station of 1984 with a larger and more complex structure necessary for the establishment of the double line (the initial cul-de-sac disappears) represents an important conceptual difficulty. The existing station had been conceived as a wall parallel to the train tracks that presented, on each of its sides, two well-differentiated episodes: the light canopy, suspended from the wall itself by cables, and the compact body in the one that opened the large, lowered access arch and that contained the station's offices. In the new approach, the idea of the wall and the canopy is maintained, but with a different formalisation to the first project. The new station is conceived as a large nave with a single light saved by visible beams of a special profile that go beyond the closure of the main façade, thus allowing an external transitional space in the access to the station. These beams bifurcate a little before crossing the wall that separates the platform and support the canopy that covers it. As was the case in the first station, in the areas of the wall where there are no buildings, the canopy bar braces are offset by buttresses. A light curved metal cover, which goes over the enclosures and the wall itself, envelops the whole complex.
  43. FGC Railways Central Workshop and Operations Centre

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    FGC Railways Central Workshop and Operations Centre

    Three large pieces and a small, fixed control core between large landscapes of tracks were the starting point of the operating centre of the Railways of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Rubí, where the workshops and part of the offices are gathered, thus, away from the congestion of the central metropolitan area. It is a large-scale intervention – the large building has more surface area than a block of Cerdà’s Eixample – close to the urban centre of Rubí and the B-30 motorway. The 90x130m workshop building is divided into three main bays, as the need to have three crane bridges made sense for a single bay. Each of them is saved by an identical truss that moves with the curvature of the roof, valued by a continuous zenithal light. This steel ship is surrounded by a two-story precast concrete structure - two different techniques and a possibility to distribute skills, deadlines and jobs. Consequently, concrete slabs and corrugated steel lacquered sheets are also alternated. In one of the test rooms, the dining rooms, the separation spaces or conference rooms are attached to the body of offices with freer forms, all more connected and adapted to the limits of the land, and open with a panoramic window to the vision of the metropolitan mobility of the trains themselves or of the nearby motorways.
  44. Mollet del Vallès Secondary School

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Mollet del Vallès Secondary School

    Located at the end of a newly created neighbourhood with a very regular layout and architecture, the new school complex is organised around three courtyards that adapt to the terrain and have different functions and characters. The first is the entrance with access below the bridge structure of the library. The most public parts open to its surroundings: meeting room, library and gym. The second is the central courtyard, quiet and enclosed. The last one, more open, welcomes the surrounding landscape and vegetation. The playground and the entrance separate the large and close group of houses, so that the main corridor is located on the façade, behind a brick wall with small openings. The walls that are orthogonal to it are treated with galvanised iron sheet, placed horizontally to achieve the effect of lightness.
  45. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Mollet del Vallès Secondary School

  46. Ramon Fuster School (Phase 1)

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Ramon Fuster School (Phase 1)

    The school developed its activities in a small group of towers adjacent to the garden city of Bellaterra. The parents' association, when deciding to build a new plant, proposed a similar model. The project envisages three independent buildings intended, respectively, for primary education, secondary education and services. Each of them is developed in three floors in height, united in its gravity centre by an external passage attached to the retaining wall of the street. They have their own access. Of the proposed buildings, only one is built in the first phase. The following phases would be built by the MORA-SANVISENS Arquitectes Associats studio.
  47. Fleming Block

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Fleming Block

    The main objective is to project three prismatic volumes of elementary volumetry; the first is rectangular and the other two are square. These volumes harmonise with the buildings and typology of the area, which is of isolated buildings, generating a visual permeability, especially in the Ronda del General Mitre. The interior of the building (roof of the multi-cinema rooms) is treated as a garden area for private use and the depressed square frames and relates the buildings in the corner. The façades, very relevant elements, present two discontinuous forms, sunny with large sliding shutters that make them continuously changing and those facing the noisy belt and the north, more blind and tectonic.
  48. Sinel Factory Building

    Bach-Mora Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Gabriel Mora i Gramunt

    Sinel Factory Building

    The complex includes: the manufacturing warehouses, the 16m high logistics warehouses, the factory's own offices and those belonging to the holding company (located on the first floor), in addition to an isolated building that contains the changing rooms and the canteen. The offices wrap around the factory building, are located facing a forest with magnificent views and form a two-level T, creating a large entrance porch to the complex. The building has a metal structure. As for the closing materials, they are prefabricated concrete slabs in the factory area and sheet metal in the offices. The complex is dedicated to the production of industrial labels. It contains two companies: Caposa and Sinel. They share manufacturing facilities and offices. The spaces, therefore, had to be organised dynamically to allow a certain flexibility, especially for the future.
  49. FAD Award

    Nominated
    Sinel Factory Building

  50. FAD Award

    Nominated
    Fleming Block

  51. Seu Central del Banc Sabadell

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

    Seu Central del Banc Sabadell

    En el polígon industrial de Can Sant Joan, als afores de Barcelona, en un solar al costat del nus de l’autopista A-7 i la B-30, es projecta un edifici d’oficines i naus industrials que ha de tenir una forta i representativa imatge des de l’autopista i, alhora, una bona integració en el paisatge. El projecte proposa, seguint les ordenances d’aplicació i els requeriments del programa, un edifici dividit en dues parts. Una nau industrial, amb accés des de la part nord-est del solar que, si és necessari, pugui funcionar independentment de la resta de l’edifici. Aquesta nau es disposa a la distància adequada del límit del solar per a permetre la càrrega i descàrrega i el gir de les maniobres dels camions. La nau és de forma rectangular, excepte en l’extrem oest que gira seguint un arc de circumferència de manera que permet que la resta de l’edifici giri i s’adapti a la geometria corba del solar. Aquesta nau consta de 4 altells en la seva façana de càrrega i descàrrega per a permetre el control, l’entrada i sortida de mercaderies i per a ubicar-hi l’espai necessari per a administració. Paral·lelament a aquesta nau, es desenvolupa un edifici de PB+IV que alberga les oficines. Aquestes es plantegen sense cap tipus de distribució interior, a excepció dels nuclis d’escala, vestíbuls i instal·lacions que formen uns espais compactes en la part central i en la façana nord-est de les oficines. Entre els dos volums (nau industrial i edifici d’oficines) es planteja un carrer d’entrada a la cota de planta soterrani. Aquest carrer permet l’entrada als aparcaments, situats en aquesta planta i dos soterranis més, passant sota quatre ponts que uneixen les dues parts de l’edifici en planta baixa. Les façanes de l’edifici d’oficines s’han plantejat amb diferents tipus de peces de formigó prefabricat; a la façana a l’autopista, amb prefabricats de formigó blanc foradats en voladís, i a la façana que dóna a la nau, amb prefabricats blanc i gris formant un joc dinàmic de tonalitats.
  52. PR House

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez

    PR House

    The project is born from the desire to study how a semi-detached house, that is to say, with one of its façades completely blind, can achieve natural lighting throughout the perimeter and thus provide the same qualities as an isolated house. To achieve this goal, the strip immediately adjacent to the partition generates a series of triple spaces, skylights and patios that cross all the floors of the house generating a spatial and light complexity as well as crossed visuals both in plan and in section, discovering a surprising interior within a built perimeter resulting from strict ordinances. The programme is organised in a single volume, limited by the minimum distances and buildable depths of the lot. The result is a rectangle located in the middle of the plot, generating an entrance patio at the back and a garden raised in relation to the street, with views of the sea. In the basement, at street level, there is the entrance and parking for two vehicles. At the bottom of the plot, a patio that runs through the entire house, brings light and ventilation to this underground floor. A staircase leads from the entrance directly to the ground floor, where the living room, dining room and kitchen are distributed. Between the living room and the dining room there is a small bathroom that serves this floor and divides the space. The patio contains a closed staircase that leads to the first floor, where there are 3 rooms - two doubles, with a bathroom that jumps over the patio to rest on the partition, and a conjugal room with its own bathroom. A new staircase, arranged immediately above the previous one, goes up to the second floor, where there is a small study that overlooks a terrace open to the south.
  53. Casp 74 Apartment Building

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

    Casp 74 Apartment Building

    The program of the building consists of 27 houses distributed in 5 floors and ground floor, and two commercial premises with mezzanine facing Casp Street; 1- and 2-bedroom homes, distributed with 3 homes on Casp Street and 2 in the interior of the square, except on the upper floor where 2 larger homes are projected (3 bedrooms). On the ground floor, 3 duplex homes with their own garden are distributed on the interior façade of the island, while the premises face the street. In the basement, a 2-storey car park can accommodate 34 vehicles. The façade is subject to the Eixample of Barcelona’s strict regulations and is solved through fixed panels formed by special pieces of stoneware in a vertical position framed by a thin frame of stainless steel, just like aluminum sliding shutters that give you the privacy and light control you need. The façade of the square’s courtyard is fixed with a steel lattice that frames the large windows of the houses. Sun protection and privacy are solved here with lacquered aluminum folding shutters that will re-create a changing and moving façade from the outside. Solar collectors for domestic hot water are installed on the roof of the building, connected to the home's air conditioning system to reduce energy consumption. This fact, combined with the cross-ventilation of all the houses through generous interior courtyards and the passive sun protection that makes up the façades, make the building work with a minimal contribution of active air conditioning. The main building elements (shutters, stoneware, carpentry) are recyclable. The roof has a zero slope (with EPDM sheet) finished with lightweight concrete slabs, which according to an ITEC study is the least polluting during its construction process and the one that most allows its recycling and reuse.
  54. Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

    Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

    The new head office and service centre of Banc de Sabadell is planned as a transformation and extension of the Landscape office complex that we designed and built for the Banc de Sabadell in 2003. The existing building consists of a longitudinal bar of offices that follows the geometry of the plot along the B-30 highway and an industrial building intended for archives at the back, connected to the offices by four bridges elevated from the access floor to the building. The proposal proposes demolishing the existing industrial building to concentrate its buildability in a new volume of offices, so that a large, landscaped area is freed in the centre of the site which becomes the entry point to the different buildings of the new headquarters. Under this central green space is the complex's service floor (auditorium, cafeteria, rest room, gym, training rooms, commercial area, bank office, infirmary, etc.) with direct connection to the office buildings, and below this, two parking floors connected at level with the existing ones. With this strategy we managed to change the character of the place, which goes from being a building in an industrial area, to an office complex around some gardens. The fact that the new volume of offices is concentrated in a small tower allows not only to free up "green" space but to set the standard for how the bank's future building growth should be on the adjacent plot, also owned by Banco Sabadell.
  55. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

  56. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted
    Casp 74 Apartment Building

  57. Restauració de la Casa Dolors Alesan de Gibert

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

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