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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Víctor Argentí i Salvadó

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Restoration of the Nostra Senyora de La Mercè Pavilion at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Antoni González Moreno-Navarro, Josep Lluís González-Moreno Navarro

  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Restoration

    FAD Award

    Restoration of the Nostra Senyora de La Mercè Pavilion at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Antoni González Moreno-Navarro, Josep Lluís González-Moreno Navarro

  3. Rehabilitation of the Events Hall of the Old Casa de la Caritat de Barcelona as a Theatre

    Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Daniel Freixes i Melero, Vicente Miranda Blanco

    Rehabilitation of the Events Hall of the Old Casa de la Caritat de Barcelona as a Theatre

  4. Seltz Bar

    Varis Arquitectes, Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Daniel Freixes i Melero, Vicente Miranda Blanco

  5. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    Seltz Bar

    Varis Arquitectes, Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Daniel Freixes i Melero, Vicente Miranda Blanco

  6. Rehabilitation of the Pavilions of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    Víctor Argentí i Salvadó, Àgata Buxadé i Fortuny, Ramon Calonge, Albert Casals Balagué, Ramon Ferrando i Ríos, Ramón Godó Llimona, José Luis González, Xavier Guitart, Josep Emili Hernández-Cros, Isabel Rodón, Rafael Vilà Rodríguez, Mercè Zazurca i Codolà

    Rehabilitation of the Pavilions of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

  7. Rehabilitation of Warehouse 3 of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Badalona

    Argentí Arquitectes, Víctor Argentí i Salvadó

    Rehabilitation of Warehouse 3 of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Badalona

    La Nau 3 té una posició independent i per tant pot funcionar de manera autònoma. L’objectiu del present projecte és adequar l'espai actual de la Nau 3 per a Casinet per a gent gran. Es manté l’estructura de l’edifici, enderrocant els envans existents en la primera crugia. A les finestres exteriors es col•loquen fusteries d’alumini, amb trencament de pont tèrmic i vidre cambra laminar tipus Hervent de la casa Gravent. Es dota l'edifici de les instal•lacions necessàries situades al primer pis, on s’accedeix a través d’una escala que es recolza pels cossos del lavabo, volums situats a l’accés, el menjador i el casino estan situats un a cada banda de la cuina i són complementaris. Una sala que s’aïlla amb una cortina que permet fer actes separadament. Tots els acabats interiors són resistents a l'ús i de fàcil manteniment
  8. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted
    Rehabilitation of Warehouse 3 of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Badalona

    Argentí Arquitectes, Víctor Argentí i Salvadó

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