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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

  • Cooperative Winery of the Agricultural Union and Oil Mill

Memory

Martinell construeix el celler per al Sindicat Agrícola del Pinell de Brai, amb tot l’entusiasme per col·laborar a augmentar la competitivitat d’aquest sindicat respecte del de Gandesa, amb un celler que ell mateix estava construint simultàniament. Es tracta de quatre naus contigües de 10 x 31,50 metres, una de les quals destinada a almàssera, amb dues plantes, i les altres tres a celler, amb una capacitat de 320 tones d’oli i 22.000 hectolitres de vi. Martinell incorpora passadissos que permeten operar per la part inferior dels dipòsits soterrats. A la façana, les dues naus centrals van ser unides en una nau d’alçària més gran, tal com havia fet a Falset. Els arcs de l’interior van ser afegits davant la insistència dels membres del Sindicat, que veien que a Gandesa s’estaven emprant voltes de maó de pla sostingudes sobre arcs. Martinell decideix donar més vistositat als arcs de Pinell, fent-los de maó de rosca i amb maons afaiçonats.

Author: Maurici Pla

Source: Catalunya : guia d'arquitectura moderna, 1880-2007

Extraordinari exponent de l'arquitectura agrària que, a principis de segle XX, va tenir gran embranzida a Catalunya. Edifici format per tres naus paral·leles, contigües, i una de transversal que s'aixequen sobre un basament de pedra. A l'interior, tot i que inicialment no estaven previstos, una estructura d'arcs el·líptics de diafragma, de maó vist, aplantillat, suporta les cobertes, a dues vessants, construïdes amb corretges de fusta i teula plana. La preocupació pels elements 'secundaris' queda palesa en l'edifici pera transformador elèctric o en l'exquisida escl a de traçat helicoidal que comunica els dos nivells superiors de les naus.

Author: Antoni López Daufí

Source: Guia d'Arquitectura de la Demarcació de l'Ebre

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