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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque
Directors arquitecturacatalana.cat

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2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

Collaborators:

2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

Fomento

 

AMB

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

 

IEFC

 

Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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  1. Jardins de Joan Brossa

    Patrizia Falcone, Rosa Maria Torra Reventós

    Jardins de Joan Brossa

    Aquests jardins abasten gran part dels terrenys que durant 32 anys va ocupar l’antic Parc d’Atraccions de Montjuïc. Entre els anys 1930 i 1936, a la part superior d’aquests terrenys ja havia existit un altre parc d’atraccions: el Maricel. Abans de la construcció del Parc d’Atraccions de Montjuïc, entre els anys 1898 i 1965, aquesta zona de la muntanya va tenir un ús militar: la ubicació del destacament de la bateria Álvarez Castro de defensa de la costa, que va ser construïda pel Ministeri de Guerra durant la Guerra de Cuba. L’any 1964, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona va demanar els terrenys a l’exèrcit, i el 1965 es van enderrocar les instal·lacions militars. La creació del parc d’atraccions (1966) va tenir el seu moment de màxima esplendor durant la dècada de 1980, amb més de trenta atraccions i un amfiteatre a l’aire lliure on cada estiu se celebraven concerts amb cantants i grups molt famosos de l’època. A finals de la dècada dels 90, el parc va iniciar el seu declivi i, a més, va acabar la concessió municipal d’ús dels terrenys. Les propostes per a una nova concessió no van prosperar, i l’any 1998 el Parc d’Atraccions de Montjuïc va tancar les portes. L’any 2000, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona va decidir construir-hi els actuals jardins públics, cosa que va permetre reordenar i renovar una bona part de la zona alta de la muntanya de Montjuïc. Els jardins de Joan Brossa són un exemple excel·lent de la recuperació paisatgística i ambiental d’un espai mitjançant la consolidació del paisatge vegetal ja existent i la potenciació d’un aspecte natural i un punt silvestre. A mig camí entre un parc forestal i un jardí de ciutat, els jardins de Joan Brossa agafen característiques de tots dos, especialment les pròpies d’un bosc. La seva situació ha convertit els jardins de Joan Brossa en l’element de connexió entre diversos jardins del Parc de Montjuïc. D’altra banda, el caràcter lúdic, infantil i d’esbarjo de l’antic parc d’atraccions continua present en aquests jardins. Hi ha tres àrees de joc en les quals s’han instal·lat elements per a totes les edats, alguns de molt originals. La música també és un aspecte lúdic molt important. En el camí que travessa el parc hi ha “coixins musicals” que emeten sons quan es trepitgen, i una zona amb tirolines i jocs de trepar.
  2. Street Cleaning Services Facilities

    Liebman Villavecchia Arquitectos, Patrizia Falcone, Eileen Liebman, Fernando Villavecchia Obregón

    Street Cleaning Services Facilities

    "Street Cleaning Services Facilities" and "Primavera District Gardens": a building under a green space. The two-hectare land where the two facilities were built is located between the residential fabric of the "Poble Sec" neighbourhood and the northern slope of Montjuïc Park and had a very rough topography and a steep gradient. Much of the plot, owned by the municipality, was covered by dilapidated buildings hidden by spontaneous vegetation. Starting from the existing topography and the platform created by the roof of the transfer centre, "Parks and Gardens" designed a new green area, with infrastructure and urban garden facilities in harmony with the façade of the new building, guaranteeing at the same time the continuity with the rest of the green space since one of the most important challenges was solving the connection for pedestrians. The development of this route required a major adaptation of the topography with a considerable earth movement, generating a system of terraces and slopes, which are supported with the help of several gabion walls. The result is practically vertical gardens, oriented towards the houses located in the lower streets, which form a new green curtain in the neighbourhood. These gardens act as a transition between the "Poble Sec" neighbourhood and the leafiest and wildest green of the Montjuïc mountain. On the terrace located in the lower area of the park, on the roof of the "Street Cleaning Services Facilities", there is a playground for children. The "Street Cleaning Services Facilities”, a 4,262m2 building under the park that is integrated into the territory, is developed on two floors and has a 90-metres-long façade. It was the implementation of an urban improvement plan that allowed this new equipment to be installed on the ground, intended for the transfer centre of road cleaning waste from "Poble Sec" and "Ciutat Vella". The commission for the building posed a complex program of requirements: a specific gauge, the imperative not to incorporate zenithal lighting, and a single façade to the north that had to solve the lighting and ventilation needs of a very diverse interior program (staff and truck access, offices, truck area, classrooms, changing rooms, ET, facilities...). A double skin system with prefabricated concrete perforated panels was sought, able to adapt to all the requirements of the façade: a simple system for a complex program. With this system and the placement of accesses for trucks and personnel at the ends of the building, we have been able to transform a dark and hostile place into a street illuminated at night and an image not so much of a building but of a garden wall, by means of a geometric game of lights and shadows. The building itself is a powerful structure that supports the loads of the park and that inside houses the changing rooms and services of the workers, an information centre for residents, the offices of the centre and spaces for the maintenance and washing of vehicles. It also incorporates three watertight containers for the compaction of garbage, which are removed every day, and is equipped with an innovative filtering system for suspended solids. The phreatic water used in the building, both to fill the tankers and for cleaning, comes from the Liceu Theatre catchment well. The new gardens are enjoyed by both local people and pedestrians coming and going from Montjuïc Park. The old sidewalks, dirty and broken, have been transformed into pleasant paths. The apple tree, which used to impress us with its wild and impenetrable state, has been transformed into a new and well-used green space that has given rise to a new "garden-wall-façade" that gives livelihood to the neighbourhood.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: City and Landscape
    Street Cleaning Services Facilities

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