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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Arxiu Mas

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

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An internal street, perpendicular to Montcada Street, traces the access road to the back garden and the annex building, thus reinforcing the public character of the ground floor, turning what could be a simple interior transformation into an urban operation.

The new building houses the "Picasso Museum Barcelona study centre", with complementary activities that allow the Museum to be more closely connected with its surroundings.

The main façade facing Sabartés Square defines a new composition plan, independent of the current Museum as a whole but with a close relationship established by proximity. A large glass protected by an overhang opens it over the city. In addition, this allows for visual continuity between the Museum's garden and the square, highlighted in a unitary manner. The other two façades, the one on Flassaders Street and the Picasso garden, are more hermetic due to the private world created inside the volume. All the shapes, the openings, of the same size as the existing ones in the Picasso Museum, allow the view and the relationship with the street and the garden.

Two materials ensure the permanence of the building in its urban environment, thus adding to the complexity of its vision: the stone on the ground floor and the stucco on the upper floor.

Author: Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes

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  1. Restoration of Casa Berenguer d'Aguilar as the Museu Picasso

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  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Restoration

    FAD Award

    Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to the Baró de Castellet and Meca Palaces

    Garcés -Sòria Arquitectes, Jordi Garcés i Brusés, Enric Sòria i Badia

  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design - Rehabilitation

    FAD Award

    Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to the Baró de Castellet and Meca Palaces

    Garcés -Sòria Arquitectes, Jordi Garcés i Brusés, Enric Sòria i Badia

  4. Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to the Baró de Castellet and Meca Palaces

    Garcés -Sòria Arquitectes, Jordi Garcés i Brusés, Enric Sòria i Badia

    Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to the Baró de Castellet and Meca Palaces

    Montcada Street is part of Barcelona's old town and is largely shaped by a succession of small palaces from the 13th and 14th centuries. The Picasso Museum occupies five of these palaces, from n. 15 to n. 23 of Montcada Street. The project approaches the urban question, as a starting point, and defines the museum as an element of requalification of the area. The open-air interior courtyards accessible from the street are very important pieces, a parallel central corridor is created to join them. This is how the new merged use of the palaces is ordered and interpreted, a visual order is given to the whole. The establishment of clear corridors leads to all floors a central space representative of the public nature of the building. On the ground floor, the central corridor is transformed into an interior street that adds architectural value to the entirety of the three palaces without spoiling, thanks to its slenderness, the specific characteristics of each of them. This desire to add without taking away is what has prevailed since the general conception. The new elements are superimposed on the existing constructive context in the service of an unprecedented image of the whole.
  5. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to Mauri and Finestres Houses

    Garcés -Sòria Arquitectes, Jordi Garcés i Brusés, Enric Sòria i Badia

  6. EU Mies Award

    Nominated
    Extension of the Picasso Museum and Annexation to Mauri and Finestres Houses

    Garcés -Sòria Arquitectes, Jordi Garcés i Brusés, Enric Sòria i Badia

  7. Annexe to the Picasso Museum

    Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Anna Bonet i Giné, Daria De Seta, Jordi Garcés i Brusés

    Annexe to the Picasso Museum

    An internal street, perpendicular to Montcada Street, traces the access road to the back garden and the annex building, thus reinforcing the public character of the ground floor, turning what could be a simple interior transformation into an urban operation. The new building houses the "Picasso Museum Barcelona study centre", with complementary activities that allow the Museum to be more closely connected with its surroundings. The main façade facing Sabartés Square defines a new composition plan, independent of the current Museum as a whole but with a close relationship established by proximity. A large glass protected by an overhang opens it over the city. In addition, this allows for visual continuity between the Museum's garden and the square, highlighted in a unitary manner. The other two façades, the one on Flassaders Street and the Picasso garden, are more hermetic due to the private world created inside the volume. All the shapes, the openings, of the same size as the existing ones in the Picasso Museum, allow the view and the relationship with the street and the garden. Two materials ensure the permanence of the building in its urban environment, thus adding to the complexity of its vision: the stone on the ground floor and the stucco on the upper floor.
  8. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

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