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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

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Memory

Es volia aprofitar la rehabilitació del Vell Escorxador, ara en desus i situat al bell mig de la població, per acollir els Arxius Municipls i les Sales de Consulta. L’edifici de carácter històric i protegit en el catàleg de la població, s’havia construit a finals de S XIX segons una serie de cossos engatxats amb unes cobertes de teula vidriada sobre encavallades metàl.liques i detalls historicistes en l’el.laboració de les portes i finestres. L’espai interior mantenia encara els elments metàl.lics de l’antic us, guies i perfils que suportaven el bestiar abans de la seva manipulació final. El repte residia en mantenir tots aquest elements com a testimoni del passat i incorporar-los , ara reutilitzats, al servei dels usuaris de l’Arxiu. Respectar les naus, acollir les taules de consulta i aprofitar aquelles estructures com elements de suport de passeres ha estat la nostra decisió. Hem refet la coberta procurant la introducció dels nous elements d’aillament sense afectar el seu aspecte original. A l’exterior hem optat una reconstrucció rigorosa dels elements perduts i el sanejament de totes les façanes i cobertes , per tal de recuperar l’aspecte original de l’edificació que mantenia la memòria de la ciutadania .

Author: Jordi Casadevall i Dalmau

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