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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

Memory

El propio nombre del proyecto pone de manifiesto su relación con el ideario GATCPAC y la asunción de las líneas maestras del Pla Macià aplicadas a Tarragona. Cabe recordar que Monravà había sido socio del GATCPAC durante la Segunda República y que después de la guerra civil construyó una Casa Bloc (1940-1945) en Tarragona. Siguiendo el modelo urbanístico de la Carta de Atenas, este proyecto constituye una verdadera ciudad jardín para el descanso de los trabajadores y sus familias en las afueras de la ciudad. Este proyecto se encuentra situado en primera línea de mar y se divide en tres zonas, a causa de las infraestructuras que la atraviesan: la carretera N-340 y la vía del tren. La zona más elevada y alejada del mar es la residencial. La zona intermedia es la deportiva, que se encuentra situada entre la carretera y la vía de tren. Finalmente se encuentra la zona marítima, junto a la playa. Cabe destacar que todo el proyecto se construyó de una sola vez, lo que ha permitido que esté dotado de una cierta unidad arquitectónica y constructiva. Aquí se rodó la película "La familia y uno más", que explica los avatares de una familia que ha seguido creciendo hasta los dieciséis hijos.

Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Source: DOCOMOMO Ibérico

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