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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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. Headquarters of the Royal Sailing Club of Tarragona

    David Baena i Asencio, Antoni Casamor i Maldonado, Carles Casamor i Maldonado, Josep Maria Quera i Arregui

    Headquarters of the Royal Sailing Club of Tarragona

    L’edifici es troba al damunt d’una plataforma portuària situada d’esquena a la ciutat, entre una via de trànsit i el mar obert. El projecte pren com a referència el caràcter artificial de l’emplaçament i proposa una volumetria que actua com a modificació altimètrica del pla de base. El programa es reparteix entre el nou basament i dos cossos cúbics entesos com protuberàncies de la plataforma. La coberta forma una U invertida, un pont, que engloba totes les construccions i assumeix la funció representativa del nou edifici. Un desplaçament d’aquesta coberta respecte del volum construït genera un portal encarat al passeig per a vianants que dóna accés al club. Una terrassa de fusta, adossada a la façana posterior, fa de pont entre les plataformes interior i exterior. La plataforma original, el basament, els cossos edificats i la coberta formen un sistema de superposicions que genera una nova topografia preparada per acollir el programa.
  2. Building for Workshops and Greenhouse of the UdG

    BCQ Arquitectes, David Baena i Asencio, Antoni Casamor i Maldonado, Josep Maria Quera i Arregui

    Building for Workshops and Greenhouse of the UdG

    Es tracta d’una edificació annexa a l’Escola Politècnica, destinada a acollir dos usos ben diferenciats: els tallers, que ocupen la planta baixa, i l’hivernacle, un petit cos que sobresurt a la coberta. Les solucions constructives i l’elecció dels materials tendeixen a cercar una uniformitat que s’adapti a la flexibilitat dels usos, que n’afavoreixi el manteniment i que indueixi l’estalvi energètic. Així, tots els tancaments s’unifiquen amb un vidre translúcid d’una gran capacitat aïllant, com també les lluernes de la coberta, disposades per permetre l’entrada de llum zenital a les zones de treball.

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