Intro

About

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

In Pictures

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

  • Arcs Street Building of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC)

Memory

Es tracta d’un edifici per a oficines, que comparteixen el Col.legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya i La Caixa Cooperativa dels Arquitectes. Consta de quatre plantes soterrani i sis sobre la rasant més una planta coberta amb les instal.lacions pròpies d’aquests edificis. Un Estudi de Detall, va permetre modificar l’alineació del carrer Arcs, definida en el Pla General Metropolità BCN, i poder situar part d’aquesta en relació a la de l’edifici del carrer Boters, plaça Nova i carrer de la Palla. Donant com a resultat un edifici de traçat corb, que participa del front de la plaça Nova, ampliant tanmateix la visió des d’aquesta dels ambdós edificis del Col·legi i en particular del fris de Picasso. El tancament de façanes, es resolt amb finestres d’alumini amb tall de pont tèrmic i plafons prefabricats de formigó xapats amb pedra natural de Vinaixa. Les finestres porten incorporat dins del pla exterior, un ampit de vidre resistent al foc, que resol d’una banda la transmissió del foc entre plantes en cas d’incendi, segons la norma contra incendis i permet al mateix temps la seva neteja. Totes les plantes, com és obvi queden caracteritzades per la traça de l’edifici al carrer Arcs. La situació dels dos sistemes de comunicació vertical, corresponents als dos propietaris donen accés a les diferents plantes assignades en tot l’edifici.

Author: Josep Roselló i Til

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