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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Civic and Healthcare Centre and Town Hall

  • Civic and Healthcare Centre and Town Hall

  • Civic and Healthcare Centre and Town Hall

Memory

El projecte es planteja des d’una opció d’integració urbanística de l’edifici, dins d’un gran conjunt cívic i cultural més ampli en la població de Sant Esteve de Sesrovires. L’actual casino teatre, el centre assistencial de dia, la zona enjardinada, la plaça i el projecte del nou edifici es consideren com una unitat dins de l’actual estructura de Sant esteve de Sesrovires, construint una gran àrea, on els ciutadans puguin participar i desenvolupar les seves activitats, evitant la disgregació de cadascuna de les actuacions arquitectòniques, en una població de mil cinc-cents habitants. Situat en un solar rectangular de 10x42 metres, tres de les seves façanes limiten amb carrers diferents i la quarta llinda amb l’existent centre de dia. El projecte es planteja en dos volums amb característiques formals diferents, separats l’un de l’altre mig nivell i units mitjançant una rampa-carrer exterior que dóna accés a cadascuna de les dependències, de manera que cadascuna d’elles es comunica directament amb l’exterior. En planta soterrani, aprofitant el desnivell existent, es situa el centre sanitari, amb la seva entrada independent des de la part central del solar. La sala d’exposicions i conferències elevada mitjançant “pilotis”, rep un tractament formal que per la seva volumetria conjunta es relaciona directament amb els edificis més urbans, el teatre, el casino i els jardins. La resta del programa, aparcament de policia nacional, oficines de correus, sala de reunions d’associacions i local per a la joventut, es situen a l’edifici contenidor capaç d’admetre qualsevol canvi de programa.

Author: Víctor Rahola i Aguadé

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