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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

In Pictures

  • Josep Domènech i Estapà

Memory

Arquitecte. Titulat el 1881. Arquitecte municipal, catedràtic i arquitecte de construccions civils depenent del “Ministerio de Instrucción Pública i Bellas Artes”. Va realitzar entre d’altres projectes, la remodelació de l’edifici de la Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts (1883), la presó Model (1904) o l’edifici “Catalana de Gas” (1908)

Source: Arxiu Històric del COAC

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Faculty of Medicine

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

    Faculty of Medicine

  2. Model Prison

    Josep Domènech i Estapà, Salvador Viñals i Sabaté

    Model Prison

  3. Law Courts of Catalonia

    Josep Domènech i Estapà, Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia

    Law Courts of Catalonia

  4. Montaner Palace

    Josep Domènech i Estapà, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Antoni Maria Gallissà Soqué

    Montaner Palace

  5. Catalana de Gas Building

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

    Catalana de Gas Building

  6. Casa Antoni Costa

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

  7. Rambla Catalunya 77 Dwellings

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

  8. Empar de Santa Llúcia Home for the Blind

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

    Empar de Santa Llúcia Home for the Blind

  9. Monument Funerari Família Ortoll Junqué

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

  10. Panteó de Ramon Marimon

    Josep Domènech i Estapà

Archive

  • Esbós de la decoració interior del Palau Montaner.

    Drawing

    Esbós de la decoració interior del Palau Montaner.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Perspectiva de l'exterior del Palau Montaner.

    Drawing

    Perspectiva de l'exterior del Palau Montaner.

    Arxiu Històric del COAC

Bibliography