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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Memory

Pista descoberta destinada a la pràctica del hoquei, on calia conservar la tanca baixa de protecció i la xarxa tèxtil de 5m d’alçada darrera les porteries. La coberta proposada havia de protegir tota la pista i espais de pas perimetrals i solapar sobre els vestidors. Simplicitat conceptual de la coberta, amb una xapa autoportant grecada, corbada amb uns tensors metàl·lics d’extrem a extrem que li confereix una gran lleugeresa. Tractament dels elements de suport com a arbres metàl·lics, atenent les característiques funcionals i riquesa formal que aporta una estructura portant així plantejada. Permet reduir la secció de cadascun d’aquests elements de suport i alhora treure la rigidesa d’una estructura vertical tradicional. Amb perfileria de tubs rodons, permet adaptar-se a les preexistències i cobrir amb el vol proposat, tant la zona de la rampa d’accés al camp de futbol, com solucionar el retranqueix al xamfrà sense afectar les alineacions i garantint una imatge unitària de la coberta. Mínim cost de manteniment de la cobertura, en ser un únic element prefabricat amb un acabat prelacat a taller i amb una posada en obra sense soldadures, tot cargolat. Fàcil evacuació de les aigües de pluja fins a uns canals perimetrals. En no tenir estructura horitzontal ha permès reduir al màxim l’alçada de l’edifici Cada arbre estructural, ve muntat i pre-pintat de taller. Amb un tub rodó a l’eix central de la pista que es subjecta, mitjançant cables d’acer, es penja tot el sistema de les cistelles: pal de suport, vents d’arriostrament, motor i cable de funcionament. Noves tanques perimetrals de protecció i seguretat en l’àmbit de la pista.

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