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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Memory

Éste es un proyecto que sitúa claramente a Ribas i Piera como miembro fundador del Grup R, un colectivo de arquitectos catalanes que pretendía rescatar y dar continuidad a la arquitectura del movimiento moderno que se había empezado a desarrollar durante la Segunda República. Representa un fiel reflejo de las ideas constructivas y compositivas de los CIAM y el GATCPAC: planta libre, fachada libre, ventanas alargadas y un contraste muy acentuado entre los muros blancos de las fachadas y las carpinterías negras. El edificio se emplaza en un solar triangular muy irregular y queda unido funcionalmente a través del patio interior de manzana con la parroquia de Nostra Senyora de Port, que lo gestiona. Este patio interior se encuentra más de media planta por debajo del nivel de la calle, lo que determina la sección del proyecto: la planta superior queda un poco más elevada que la calle y se accede mediante unos peldaños sin contrahuella, mientras que la planta inferior queda al mismo nivel que el jardín interior y se apropia de la luz de la calle con unas ventanas a ras de acera. La estructura es de pilares y jácenas de acero con envigado de hormigón armado y bovedillas cerámicas tradicionales. La cubierta es de fibrocemento y está preparada para trasladarla sobre la nueva planta que proponía el proyecto original y que no se llegó a construir.

Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Source: DOCOMOMO Ibérico

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