Intro

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

  • Gaudí Hall and Auditorium at Milà House

Memory

L’adequació dels soterranis de La Pedrera per a Auditori i Sala Gaudí, intenta ser molt neutra i respectuosa amb el que queda de l’obra original. No es tracta d’una restauració que intenti tornar-ho tot a l’origen. Es tracta de no afegir, de ser neutre i discret i d’evitar imitacions gaudinianes. Calia assumir els reforços estructurals necessaris, el pas de les instal·lacions i complir les actuals normatives. Auditori Caixa Catalunya: 185 butaques, llotges laterals per 78 seients extensible al pati exterior de 110 m², dos cabines de traducció simultània, una sala de control, tres pantalles per sessions cinematogràfiques i audiovisuals, i un escenari amb una tarima tècnica per conferències, col·loquis, espectacles teatrals o musicals de petit format. Sala Gaudí: 92 seients, una sala de control interconnectada amb les cabines de traducció i control de l’Auditori, una pantalla i un espai per espectacles i actes polivalents sense un escenari fix. Espais generals: Una rampa/vestíbul d’entrada, un cancell, dos guarda-robes, vuit lavabos, un lavabo per minusvàlids, dues zones de camerinos amb lavabos, dutxes i vestuaris, una cuina-office i una sala d’invitats.

Author: MBM Arquitectes

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