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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Museu de Salt

    Ramon Artal i Rodríguez

    Museu de Salt

    Torre quadrangular de maçoneria incerta amb cantoneres carejades, d’origen anterior al s. xiii . L’obra renaixentista basteix una escala de cargol que permet de vincularla al mas i en minva el caràcter defensiu per ennoblir-la amb finestrals de bona factura. El conjunt perdé elements gòtics que foren trasplantats al mas Ribot. La compra municipal del 1981 i el nou Museu de l’Aigua donen peu a una intervenció estoica i abstracta, d’un llenguatge posat al servei dels valors propis del mas.
  2. Reforma de la Nau Kropotkin de l'Antiga Fàbrica Coma Cros

    Ramon Artal i Rodríguez, Miquel Poch i Clara

    Reforma de la Nau Kropotkin de l'Antiga Fàbrica Coma Cros

    Complex ampli, amb uns 18.000 m2 de sostre, que fou durant un segle un centre tèxtil destacat i, junt amb la també tèxtil Burés, la Marfà de Santa Eugènia i la Grober de Girona, rosari de la potència industrial d’aquest tram del riu Ter. La seva decadència i venda al govern català van permetre convenir-hi, el 1998, la destinació pública. Tangent a la séquia Monar, que l’accionava, s’anà formant entorn d’un pati, amb artefactes tan formidables com ara la nau Kropotkin (oest, de 1.850 m2 de planta), dreçada sobre pilars de fosa i amb unes àmplies golfes diàfanes sobre arcs de rajol, o la més moderna nau de llevant, diàfana sobre arcs de formigó triarticulats i travats a la base. El pla director i les successives actuacions van conduint la conversió del complex en un gran centre de producció cultural, d’abast metropolità. Vinculada a la factoria, vegeu, de 1924, la central del Molí (carrer Sant Dionís, 51). A l’entorn, obres modestes de Masramon de Ventós (Sant Jaume, del 1971, carrer Pau Casals, 55 i habitatges socials, del 1963, al carrer Manuel de Falla) i algunes obres menors d’interès al llarg del carrer de Pau Casals.