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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

:

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Jordi Bonet i Armengol

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. New Church of Sant Esteve

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

  2. Parròquia de Sant Medir

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

  3. Nau Industrial Perfums Dana

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

  4. Casa Guils

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

    Casa Guils

  5. Remodelling and Upward Extension of Heribert Pons House

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

  6. Continuation of Work on the Sagrada Familia Expiatory Temple

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol, Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

    Continuation of Work on the Sagrada Familia Expiatory Temple

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol és nomenat arquitecte director l’any 1985. Els treballs es concentren en l’estudi detallat i la construcció de l’espai interior del temple (nau principal, transsepte, absis i creuer), aplicant els procediments i les geometries definides en detall per Gaudí en les maquetes de guix a escala 1:10. En aquesta etapa s’estudien en deteniment la geometria i les proporcions que regeixen els models originals i s’introdueix el modelat informàtic en 3D per al desenvolupament del projecte i la producció de peces de pedra. En el camp constructiu s’introdueix la volta catalana per a les voltes de l’interior de la nau central, seguint les generatrius de la geometria reglada, i la incorporació de vidre venecià d’acord amb el simbolisme. L’any 2010 es tanca l’espai interior de la basílica, que és dedicada pel Sant Pare Benet XVI el 7 de novembre. El mateix any la nau del Temple de la Sagrada Família d’Antoni Gaudí és distingida amb el premi Ciutat de Barcelona en la categoria d’arquitectura i urbanisme. Sota la seva direcció s’encarrega l’execució del conjunt escultòric de la Façana de la Passió a Josep Maria Subirachs i els vitralls de les naus a l’artista Joan Vila-Grau. Un cop finalitzades les naus el treball es concentra en la construcció de la Sagristia, que segons les paraules de Gaudí, esdevindrà el model a seguir per les torres del cimbori central.
  7. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture and Urbanism

    Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Continuation of Work on the Sagrada Familia Expiatory Temple

    Jordi Bonet i Armengol, Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

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