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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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.

Design & Development:

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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.

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The programme, comprised of protected, affordable and mixed social housing, requires the available volume to be almost completely filled. This limitation alonside the self-imposed requirements of efficiency and simplicity, poses a challenge in building a project with some added value. An investigation was carried out to find the hidden potential of a proposal that is pragmatic but also sensitive to subtle external stimuli.

A 12 housing units floor plan is drawn that uses up the limited connection space by introducing a trough-vestibule with a single central core containing two intertwined stairs, two elevators and two installation cores. This leaves us with a single through-vestibule and a single service core on the ground floor affecting the clarity of the retail space and the underground parking garage.

With regard to the dwellings, the living rooms and bedrooms are outward-facing, while the kitchens, bathrooms and hallways face the walkways shared by each group of three neighbours. From this layout, which solidifies the available volume, subtraction operations are performed that wittle away the volume to generate a new morphology with generous collective and individual terraces, facilitating cross ventilation and diagonal views by lightening the original density and orienting the building towards its most attractive landscapes.

The exterior facades are repetitive, clad in industrial ventilated panels. They feature large groupes of windows with an accentuated horizontal dimension that simplify the appearence of the building (fortunately surrounded by públic space) and give it a certain monumental quality. Colour is an important ingredient of this distinctive silhouette, with a playful range of green hues that respond to the possibilities of the surroundings.

The facades of the patios and walkways are in very bright and luminous colours, combining two similar hues to create a vibrancy that enhances their joyfulness. The materials employed give it an almmost picturesque quality though the use of lattice, tiles and floorings that create a herringbone patern widely seen in the Mediterranean tradition.

Inside the dwellings, the joinery enhances a desired "balcony" effect that significantly expands the interior space.

Author: MIM-Arquitectes, Estudio Herreros

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  1. 79 Habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central

    Estudio Herreros, MIM-Arquitectes, Mariona Benedito Ribelles, Juan Herreros, Jens Richter, Martí Sanz Ausàs

    79 Habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central

    The programme, comprised of protected, affordable and mixed social housing, requires the available volume to be almost completely filled. This limitation alonside the self-imposed requirements of efficiency and simplicity, poses a challenge in building a project with some added value. An investigation was carried out to find the hidden potential of a proposal that is pragmatic but also sensitive to subtle external stimuli. A 12 housing units floor plan is drawn that uses up the limited connection space by introducing a trough-vestibule with a single central core containing two intertwined stairs, two elevators and two installation cores. This leaves us with a single through-vestibule and a single service core on the ground floor affecting the clarity of the retail space and the underground parking garage. With regard to the dwellings, the living rooms and bedrooms are outward-facing, while the kitchens, bathrooms and hallways face the walkways shared by each group of three neighbours. From this layout, which solidifies the available volume, subtraction operations are performed that wittle away the volume to generate a new morphology with generous collective and individual terraces, facilitating cross ventilation and diagonal views by lightening the original density and orienting the building towards its most attractive landscapes. The exterior facades are repetitive, clad in industrial ventilated panels. They feature large groupes of windows with an accentuated horizontal dimension that simplify the appearence of the building (fortunately surrounded by públic space) and give it a certain monumental quality. Colour is an important ingredient of this distinctive silhouette, with a playful range of green hues that respond to the possibilities of the surroundings. The facades of the patios and walkways are in very bright and luminous colours, combining two similar hues to create a vibrancy that enhances their joyfulness. The materials employed give it an almmost picturesque quality though the use of lattice, tiles and floorings that create a herringbone patern widely seen in the Mediterranean tradition. Inside the dwellings, the joinery enhances a desired "balcony" effect that significantly expands the interior space.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (opinion). Category: Architecture
  4. EU Mies Award

    Nominated

Audiovisual

  • Vídeo guanyador Premi FAD Arquitectura' 20 "79 habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central de Sant Boi"

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    Vídeo guanyador Premi FAD Arquitectura' 20 "79 habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central de Sant Boi"

  • Finalista Arquitectura FAD 2020 - 79 habitatges al Saló Central de Sant Boi de Llobregat

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    Finalista Arquitectura FAD 2020 - 79 habitatges al Saló Central de Sant Boi de Llobregat

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