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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Obté el títol d’Arquitecte per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona en 1973.
Professor de Projectes de l’Escola Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona des de 1974.
Ha estat també professor convidat i conferenciant en diverses universitats.
Professor Associat de l’Escola d’Arquitectura de Pamplona des del 2005.
Vocal del Col•legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya des del 2006.
L'inici de col•laboració professional Artigues & Sanabria, Arquitectes comença a l’any 1980. Amb la fi de l’activitat professional de Ramon Artigues al 2004, l’estudi passa a denominar-se: “RAMON SANABRIA ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S.L.P”
Membre de la Comissió d’Arquitectura de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Membre de la Nova Comissió de Prospectiva del Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona a l’Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Professor del taller “projectes Casa Barcelona” inclòs al curs 2009-2010 Càtedra Mies van der Rohe, creat por la Fundació Mies van der Rohe en col•laboració amb l’ETSAB.
Vicepresident i membre fundador de AxA (Arquitectes x l’Arquitectura)
President AxA (Arquitectes x l’Arquitectura) des de 2016
Vice President de la Cooperativa d’Arquitectes Jordi Capell de Barcelona des de octubre 2017.

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  1. Sant Cugat Theatre-Auditorium

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Sant Cugat Theatre-Auditorium

    Given the complexity of the program, the complex is arranged on the Passeig de Torreblanca and looking south over the Arborètum Park. The main entrances from the Theatre to the Conservatory are arranged on a large platform, benefiting from the views over the Arborètum, as this building sits on one of the lateral façades of the large theatre building. The large volume of this building maintains its presence and stands as the main character of the complex. The project tries to solve a tough functional program from its volumetrics. The theatre will be the protagonist of the whole operation. The rest of the built bodies are arranged around the large central box, with which an attempt is made to solve the scale problem posed by the lateral and rear façades of the theatre. This arrangement of additions to the central body will allow a specialisation of the accesses to the different buildings with the creation of an elevated platform, which, while performing the function of an outdoor public square, organises the arrangement of the accesses to the Theatre and Conservatory from on two of its sides, as well as representing the function of a virtual door to the Arborètum's neighbouring park. The building, given its functional characteristics, is manifested by its volume, reaching its maximum height in the scenic box, which allows the folding of sets. The room extends over two levels: one at the access level, which forms the platform, and another at the level of the amphitheatre, which is accessed by stairs located laterally. The capacity of the hall is 746 spectators, which makes it possible to have very appropriate equipment for the city and its surroundings. The special formal diversification of the building is what will allow the different parts to be understood as a single built complex and will try to solve the obvious problem of scale posed between the large central volume and its encounters with the immediate urban environment, establishing at the same time and from more distant readings an image of autonomy and representativeness in accordance with the characteristics of the centre.
  2. Vielha Industrial Building

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Vielha Industrial Building

    Un difícil compromís. Construir un edifici industrial en un paisatge d’alta muntanya, al Pirineu de Lleida. Un prat, a la cota baixa de la vall al costat del riu Garona, envoltats per altes muntanyes i per petites construccions disseminades. L’edifici, ja des del programa funcional havia d’assumir un traçat longitudinal proper al 200 m. Encara en el món de les idees, el projecte intentarà intuïtivament dialogar amb les grans traces del paisatge que l’envolta, amb la suau ondulació del recorregut del riu, els abstractes recorreguts i retalls que defineixen els plecs de les muntanyes veïnes i les línies de les seves crestes retallades contra el cel. L’edifici vol ser una traça més del paisatge. La definició de la secció conformarà la imatge del conjunt. La seva construcció serà en sec. Tindrà dues façanes diferenciades: la principal, amb accessos per a vianants, donarà a la carretera; la posterior, davant del riu, serà el lloc en el qual s’ubicaran els ports de càrrega i descàrrega i l’aparcament de vehicles industrials. La idea d’abordar el compromís plantejat fugint de folklorismes i maquillatges, també es fa extensiu a la utilització i a l’ús de materials, acords amb el món industrial. El procés constructiu s’elaborà utilitzant diversos elements prefabricats donada la gran quantitat de neu existent a la zona i els escassos mesos de bon temps.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Vielha Industrial Building

  4. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Enric Granados Municipal Auditorium

  5. Enric Granados Municipal Auditorium

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Enric Granados Municipal Auditorium

    L’edifici és concebut com un gran contenidor situat davant d’una plaça, que a més de donar accés a l’auditori assenyala l’entrada al teixit urbà. El nucli del programa és format per dues sales públiques d’audicions musicals i un conservatori de música. Al voltant d’aquest programa central s’organitza un complex sistema de serveis i dependències annexes. La gran sala principal ocupa un buit al centre de l’edifici, de manera que al voltant s’hi disposen les aules i la resta de serveis. Amb aquesta solució és possible donar un caràcter urbà a les quatre façanes de l’edifici. A la façana principal s’hi adossen les peces més singulars, la qual cosa permet atorgar-li un caire més monumental, vinculat a la visió frontal però també a la visió escorada que encara els carrers laterals. Les façanes a aquests carrers assumeixen un caràcter secundari, sotmès a la regularitat volumètrica de tot el conjunt.
  6. Lleida Official School of Languages

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Lleida Official School of Languages

    L’edifici adopta una configuració clarament longitudinal, parallela a la prevista rambla de Pardinyes. Aquesta disposició permet d’allotjar el programa de les aules al llarg d’un corredor, mentre que les escales de comunicació vertical formen un cos diferenciat i posicionat a la part central. La sala d’actes i la biblioteca formen dos cossos de geometria irregular situats a l’espai que separa l’edifici de la rambla, i entre tots dos cossos queda el pas de l’entrada i un gran vestíbul que cohesiona tot l’organisme. L’edifici té vocació de construir un lloc urbà que encara no existeix, i en el qual la planta baixa ha d’assumir la condició d’un espai públic.
  7. Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library, UPC

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library, UPC

    The library is located at the north-west end of Civic Square on the Northern Campus of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Through its interior, cutting the building obliquely, runs an access street to Civic Square which transforms into the lobby of the building. The interior is organised in several very neutral rooms that must allow for the constant reorganisation of the building as new technologies take centre stage in the library. The North Campus forms an almost continuous façade against which the volume of the white limestone building is cut, with a huge opening that marks the beginning of the path. The façade contrasts in volume, composition, openings and colour with the rear façade. The rest of the building's façades are made of stone. In Civic Square, the façade is completely glazed and contrasts with the previous ones, which signifies it. The roof illuminates the upper floors and takes the shape of a saw tooth oriented to strict north, with an oblique geometry with respect to the rest of the building's geometries. The upper room, carpeted, always quiet, is very pleasant to visit. The vertical connectivity that the lobby gives to the entire building is also spectacular, a singular lobby for a building called to be one of the relationship centres of the entire Northern Campus.
  8. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Viladecans Central Library

  9. Theatre Institute

    Lluís Comerón Graupera, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Theatre Institute

    The Theatre Institute is a teaching building that forms the centrepiece of what was meant to be the Theatre City. It is a complex that recycles a series of palaces built on the Exposició Avenue, at the northern limit of Poble Sec with Montjuïc, built on the occasion of the 1929 Exhibition by the architect Ramon Puig i Gairalt. The building solves the delivery of these palaces with Poble Sec by closing a square above the elevation of Exposició Avenue and, at the same time, presenting an access to the elevation of Poble Sec, a neighbourhood that reaches the building almost more than one floor below the level of the square. The building is organised in a U shape around a spectacular patio open to the square, an urban space of a scale difficult to find in Barcelona, configured by a pavilion at the level of the building's cornice line. The three wings of the U contain diverse and very interesting spaces: the entrance to the building is at the bottom, formed by a double-height vestibule that opens onto the square inside the building. The body of the library is at the right, also organised at double height on the upper floors, a welcoming space that contains an important collection of theatre and film books. The body of the theatre is at the left. The theatre and dance classrooms of the Institute are remarkable, double-height cubic spaces illuminated from above and served by corridors leading to the hall. The common spaces of the building are interesting and flow into each other in different dimensions of width and height: the bar serves as the entrance to the theatre and at the same time culminates the lobby, which is poured against the divider of the Mercat de les Flors space with artistic intervention by Frederic Amat. The whole set is finished with a carefully finished Roman travertine tile. The rear façade, over the Poble Sec, is of special interest because of the double role of the rear façade that faces a neighbourhood with as much history as this one.
  10. UdL University Student Residence

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    UdL University Student Residence

    La residència se situa a l’extrem nord-oest del campus de Cappont, tancant la filera d’edificis universitaris que es recolza en el carrer de Jaume II. L’edifici adopta la forma d’un braç allargat, amb un corredor central i habitacions a totes dues bandes. Per l’extrem nord l’espai de circulacions s’obre i conforma la façana que dóna al riu. La filera d’habitacions que es recolza en la façana oest segueix fidelment la corba suau del carrer i les estances se succeeixen de forma ininterrompuda. La crugia que dóna a l’interior del campus opera dues obertures que permeten l’entrada de la llum natural als espais de circulació i disposen les habitacions cap a les millors vistes. D’aquesta manera, l’edifici es configura com una resposta volumètrica a les condicions de l’entorn que es produeix amb independència a cadascuna de les façanes, assignant una orientació i una identitat formal a l’edifici.
  11. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Theatre Institute

  12. Blanes County Library

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Blanes County Library

    El disseny de l’edifici es fa ressò de la seva condició suburbana, en tant que element capaç de crear un nou focus d’activitat, lluny del centre i a la vora del mar. L’organisme dóna l’esquena a la ciutat per mitjà d’un volum gairebé cec, de tres façanes que formen un angle agut, per on té lloc l’entrada. La planta baixa allibera un recorregut continu des de l’entrada fins a la façana oposada, que s’obre al mar a través d’un mur vidrat que abasta tota l’alçària de l’edifici, i que queda protegit per una gran marquesina orientada a la Mediterrània. La planta baixa es presenta com un espai diàfan en continuïtat amb la plaça que es crea a la part posterior, i gràcies a un pati enjardinat que garanteix la transparència entre la part anterior i la posterior. En aquesta planta hi ha l’Oficina de Turisme i d’altres petites dependències, mentre que la planta superior es destina pròpiament a biblioteca.
  13. Faculty of Chemistry and Oenology of the URV

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Faculty of Chemistry and Oenology of the URV

    L’edifici es troba situat al nou campus de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili a Sescelades, a Tarragona. Es planteja un edifici que segueix la traça i la concepció en planta de l’Escola d’Enginyeria Química, situada a la parcel·la contigua. Al planejament general del campus existeix el requeriment de comunicar les dues escoles per sobre del carrer del Mig. És per això que apareix una continuïtat dels passadissos i una disposició volumètrica similar. El projecte es disposa al voltant de dos patis. Un d’aquests patis, el de dimensions menors, és el que aplega els laboratoris i els espais de recerca, i en l’altre, més generós i en comunicació amb la resta del campus, s’ubiquen els aularis. La connexió entre els dos patis es realitza a través de les zones administratives i els deganats, els quals, a causa de la posició estratègica, es resolen amb volumetries més lliures. Els espais de pas es disposen sempre sobre la façana sud i les aules a la cara nord, per tal d’aprofitar la llum natural sense problemes d’enlluernament. En el cas dels laboratoris docents els passadissos són exteriors, donant sobre el pati central entre els dos edificis. Per davant dels passadissos existeix una gran gelosia de lamel·les de pedra i metall que els protegeix del sol. Al bloc de l’aulari seran les aules les que miraran cap al pati interior. La utilització del formigó com a element base i definidor de l’ordre de tot el conjunt és un dels elements bàsics del projecte, així com la relació de totes les peces amb l’exterior.
  14. Dexeus University Institute

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Dexeus University Institute

    The new Dexeus University Institute is located on the site of the old Psychiatric Hospital. The project establishes a linear container on Sabino Arana Street and incorporates a series of complementary functions within the building of the old Psychiatric Hospital building, cataloged by the Municipal Heritage Service. The project maintains the desire to incorporate and link the two buildings, fostering an intentional relationship between the new and the old. The interstitial space between the two architectures is formalised as a covered atrium, which at the same time will be a functional interchange between different clinical areas, the garden of the old psychiatric clinic and Sabino Arana Street. This space, open but conditioned, will function as a true lobby and meeting place between the different users. The new building will contain all those functions directly linked to the clinical world and the old building will incorporate functions served such as teaching and conference areas. The complex will make it possible to have new equipment for the city and at the same time resolve the boundaries with Sabino Arana Street and establish a link through the atrium with the renovated building of the Psychiatric Institute, as well as the recovery of the garden and the arboreal area of the old Psychiatric Institute, a garden protected by the high value of the plant elements it contains.
  15. Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), Ramon Artigues Codó, Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

    The intermodal building and connection to Terminals A and B is externally characterised by a façade that extends beyond the dimensions of the building itself, as an attempt is made to establish continuity between the façades of Terminal B, from the Miró mural, and from terminal A. The project proposes a neutral façade in its treatment so as not to create mimicry with the current façades. For this reason, a clad façade of extruded aluminum is proposed, which aligns with the façades of the neighbouring terminals. The volume of the new building is located separately from the new façade closure and acts as an independent volume, with an envelope of four façades with a double skin. The inner skin is of opal pavé, which will act as a large public skylight towards the interior, while the exterior is made of polycarbonate. The space in between serves as a service gallery.
  16. 143 Social Housing Units in 22@

    Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    143 Social Housing Units in 22@

    The site is located on an island made up of industrial and tertiary buildings in Barcelona’s 22@ district. This area, located around Diagonal Avenue, is punctuated by a series of tower buildings, which is why a tower building for sheltered housing is being considered as an important challenge for the project. It is a linear building of 15 x 54m with a ground floor and 13 landings. A modulated structure of 8 x 5m has been planned which adapts perfectly to the parking floors. A housing scheme is adopted on either side of a longitudinal central corridor, which allows a longitudinal record of all facilities from the corridor. In order to guarantee a flexible use of the houses, a circulation is generated that allows multiple uses for the bedroom-study, in the centre of the house. Outside the 15-metre-deep gauge of the building, a narrow linear terrace is planned, from where a balcony rises in a cantilever that varies in position on each floor.
  17. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

  18. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    143 Social Housing Units in 22@

  19. New Olot and Garrotxa County Hospital

    Ramon Sanabria i Boix, Francesc Sandalinas

    New Olot and Garrotxa County Hospital

    El solar es situa a la Vall del Ridaura, amb un pendent accentuat en sentit sud-nord, en un entorn forestal immillorable, amb magnífiques vistes i assolejament, a les afores de la població d’Olot. La proposta es planteja com un edifici horitzontal i esglaonat adaptant-se a la topografia natural del terreny, aconseguint que totes les plantes estiguin en contacte amb el sòl, minimitzant així la seva volumetria en el lloc. Des de la planta d’accés es crea una imatge d’un edifici d’una planta, molt respectuós amb l’entorn. L'edifici s'articula a partir de barres longitudinals en sentit est-oest i finguers en sentit nord-sud, creant grans patis enjardinats adaptats a la topografia. No es planteja un únic volum edificatori, sinó que es disposa de diferents espais permeables que permeten gaudir a l’usuari d’ambients confortables a la major part de les dependències. Aquesta fragmentació volumètrica permet aprofitar les magnífiques vistes, a més d'aproximar l'edifici a l'escala humana. La proposta fomenta la transparència i permet l'entrada de llum a partir dels patis i lluernes en totes les estances i passadissos. L’entrada principal es situa en la planta superior de l’edifici, i incorpora els usos més públics i ambulatoris. La sala d’actes, cafeteria, i sala multiconfessional es relacionen entre elles mitjançant el vestíbul que està concebut com una gran plaça pública coberta,amb porxos que relacionen l’interior amb l’exterior i que permet un ús independent d’aquestes dependències. En la planta intermitja es disposen els serveis més hospitalaris i les unitats d’hospitalització. En aquesta planta es té accés a urgències i a l’hospital de dia, ajudant així a segregar els usuaris per les diferents dependències. El nivell inferior és una planta tècnica i serveis interns de l’hospital. Es té accés a la càrrega i descàrrega de la logística de l’hospital. Totes les dependències tècniques tenen llum natural a través dels patis i façana.
  20. L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2

    FSC Infraestructuras, Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2

    The two metro stations, L9 Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2, linked to terminals T1 and T2, have the same formal and environmental characteristics given their proximity and their link with the multimodal building, made by the same authors. The basic characteristics of the public transport elements of the infrastructures have to do with the clarity of flows and organisation. Airports, railway or metro stations must respond clearly and resoundingly to the clarity of routes and functional rationality. In our case, the use of the same materials (aluminum, retro-projected walls, flush ceiling, etc.) want to participate in the same linguistic code as the architectures that support them. This is to make the user understand that when he arrives at the airport terminal stations (T1 and T2) he will recognise the desired unity by its atmosphere and materials. This formal and compositional unity causes an understandable and clear reading of the spaces and routes, which is ultimately what is intended with this type of infrastructure.
  21. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús No Residencial. Inclou Edificis de Nova Planta de Promoció Pública
    L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2

  22. Premis d’Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    New Olot and Garrotxa County Hospital

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