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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Fàbrica Rogelio Rojo

    Josep Danés i Torras

  2. Restauració de La Pia Almoina

    Josep Danés i Torras

    Restauració de La Pia Almoina

    Una institució benèfica característica del sistema urbà medieval, entre el poder del Bisbat i la catedral i el dels estaments civils. Fundada per Arnau d’Escala a partir de les donacions de bisbes, preveres i notables de la ciutat, jugà constantment un paper de penyora social en nombroses transmissions patrimonials. Arriba a formar una illa quasi completa, agrupant diverses finques precedents, de la plaça dels Apòstols (forn de pa i casa d’un exhaurit consell jueu de l’aljama, el 1415) a la capella gòtica de Sant Mateu (1397). Exerceix una caritat massiva fins al 1626, quan el bisbe Gil de Manrique transfereix les rendes a inversions permanents; el litigi entre almoina i inversió durarà fins al 1776, any en què Lorenzana l’adscriu al nou hospici. La desamortització fa que se subhasti (1842), i retorna al clergat en forma d’escola pia fins al 1975. La primera gran restauració, a càrrec de Danés, manipula les obertures, completa les trífores i corona amb merlets el gran pany característic del gòtic civil, en una recreació d’un resultat escenogràfic extraordinari i de gran qualitat en el detall. També resulta interessant el cos de llevant, amb mur gòtic de base, fàbrica renaixentista i arcuacions recents sota teulada, així com l’estructura medieval de planta baixa.
  3. Cinema Olimpia

    Josep Danés i Torras

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