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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

  • Building with 48 Dwellings and Civic Centre

Memory

L'edifici, construït al casc antic de Barcelona reflexa la voluntat d’adaptació a l’entorn sense mimetismes, respectant volumetria, una distribució uniforme de plens i buits i l’ús de materials de façana sostenibles i amb un bon envelliment. Es considera important la reutilització d'elements dels antics edificis enderrocats que es van determinar més valuosos, com els arcs neogòtics de pedra de Montjuïc situats a la planta baixa. L'estructura és de formigó armat, vista a la major part de l'edifici. Les parets tenen com acabat exterior peces de pedra de Begur amb especejament irregular i junta plena. Un gruix considerable de façana dona una forta inèrcia tèrmica a l'edifici, així com millor aïllament acústic. Disposa de 48 habitatges de dues habitacions, un equipament del barri a plantes baixa i pis amb terrassa a SO i aparcament a soterrani Situat en cantonada, a c. Nou de La Rambla, i c. de l’Est. L'accés a la zona d’habitatges es fa per c. de l'Est, per un porxo de gran alçada que envolta la façana sud, col·labora a donar més espai a aquesta part del carrer i connecta amb la zona verda prevista pel PERI, deixant l'accés del c/ Nou de la Rambla per els equipaments públics. La distribució en planta es fa amb un sol nucli d'accessos a la zona central que serveix a dotze habitatges per planta, i a cada un dels extrems del passadís en L, una zona singular il·lumina l'escala d'emergència i un espai comú orientat a sud. Aquesta solució minimitza els costos de construcció, manteniment, neteja i control. L’equipament de barri s’obra de manera limitada a l’espai exterior en espera de seva renovació, i s’obra a una gran terrassa a sud-oest a la planta superior. La coberta de l'edifici s'aprofita com a lloc d'esbarjo per els veïns.

Author: Joan Arias i Roig

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