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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2022 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2022 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:

2019-2022 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio
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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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How to get there

In Pictures

Memory

The project is based on three premises: to understand the value of the history of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), a former workers’ cooperative in the Sants district; know exactly the (physical) state of the building to take advantage of everything that can be used; and be sensitive to the whole process of collaboration that the neighbourhood organisations began in 2009 to recover it. There are four basic objectives: first of all, to take advantage of everything that was useful in the original building, demolishing what was not reusable; second, to draw up an intervention strategy defining those essential actions, of a more conservationist or more additive nature, which allow the recovery and increase of the potential use of all the spaces; third, to establish an intense dialogue – and have it if necessary – with the context; and fourth, to draw up a sustainable proposal, both with regard to pre-existent and new interventions. Inspired by the Lina Bo Bardi Office Theatre, the Atrium is a bioclimatised intermediate space capable of structuring all traffic through a set of walkways and stairs that evoke the image of construction scaffolding. The building operates thermally based on passive strategies based on inertia and insulation; three light roofs allow natural lighting and facilitate ventilation. The increase in the volume of the roofs makes it possible to capture the sun: in winter it captures heat which is reversed by means of recuperators; in summer, the air in the upper layer of the Atrium is overheated, generating a very powerful convection that expels hot air through the windows of the ridges, powered by automatic sensors.

Author: H ARQUITECTES

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Constellation

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  1. Lleialtat Santsenca Civic Centre

    H ARQUITECTES, David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó, Roger Tudó Galí

    Lleialtat Santsenca Civic Centre

    The project is based on three premises: to understand the value of the history of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), a former workers’ cooperative in the Sants district; know exactly the (physical) state of the building to take advantage of everything that can be used; and be sensitive to the whole process of collaboration that the neighbourhood organisations began in 2009 to recover it. There are four basic objectives: first of all, to take advantage of everything that was useful in the original building, demolishing what was not reusable; second, to draw up an intervention strategy defining those essential actions, of a more conservationist or more additive nature, which allow the recovery and increase of the potential use of all the spaces; third, to establish an intense dialogue – and have it if necessary – with the context; and fourth, to draw up a sustainable proposal, both with regard to pre-existent and new interventions. Inspired by the Lina Bo Bardi Office Theatre, the Atrium is a bioclimatised intermediate space capable of structuring all traffic through a set of walkways and stairs that evoke the image of construction scaffolding. The building operates thermally based on passive strategies based on inertia and insulation; three light roofs allow natural lighting and facilitate ventilation. The increase in the volume of the roofs makes it possible to capture the sun: in winter it captures heat which is reversed by means of recuperators; in summer, the air in the upper layer of the Atrium is overheated, generating a very powerful convection that expels hot air through the windows of the ridges, powered by automatic sensors.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Lleialtat Santsenca Civic Centre

    H ARQUITECTES, David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó, Roger Tudó Galí

Audiovisual

  • Finalista Arquitectura FAD 2018 - Centre Cívic Lleialtat Santsenca 1214

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    Finalista Arquitectura FAD 2018 - Centre Cívic Lleialtat Santsenca 1214

  • El somni cooperatiu de la lleialtat - Va passar aquí | betevé

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    El somni cooperatiu de la lleialtat - Va passar aquí | betevé