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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

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Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

  • Reorganization of the Guinardó Ring Road and La Rovira Tunnel (South Entrance)

Memory

La superfície sobre la qual s'ha actuat és de 5 hectàrees. El viaducte que flotava sobre l'espai públic s'ha demolit i el trànsit de vehicles s'ha reorganitzat. Els espais de passeig i joc per als ciutadans són ara protagonistes. Ascensors, escales mecàniques i rampes permeten moure's amb comoditat malgrat haver de salvar grans desnivells topogràfics. En el tram de major desnivell de la Ronda, les dues direccions de circulació estaven separades per cinc metres d'alçada. El fet de derrocar el voladís que suportava la circulació superior i traslladar els vehicles al nivell inferior, ha permès que aquesta àrea superior es converteixi en una gran vorera de passeig, amb circulació restringida als serveis i l'accés als garatges dels edificis. El mur en el qual es recolzava el voladís, suport d'aquest nou passeig i al costat del qual ara es circula en dues direccions, s'ha revestit de maons fono-absorbents esmaltats en dos tons de verd. Una jardinera longitudinal recorre la part alta del mur, amb plantes que pengen i ajuden a fer més amable la seva inevitable presència. Tots els murs de l'àrea renovada estan revestits amb els mateixos maons esmaltats i estan coronats per blocs de granit. Un paviment continu d'asfalt modificat, color salmó, ocupa totes les àrees per als vianants. Els fanals són convencionals, en forma de branca corbada. S'han plantat 470 arbres de diferents espècies, amb la tipuana com a espècie majoritària per a aconseguir una imatge més unitària en tot el conjunt. El resultat final ha estat assimilat sense esforç pels ciutadans, com si els anteriors elements discordants sobre aquest espai mai haguessin existit.

Author: Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos

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