Intro

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

  • Amposta School of Art and Design

Memory

01. Bases. El concurs plantejava la construcció de dos edificis de programes i escales ben diferents. D'una banda un equipament docent destinat a re-ubicar i millorar l'Escola d'Art i Disseny de la ciutat, i de l'altra un pavelló de fires que substituís el ja existent al propi solar, actualment molt deteriorat. Dos emplaçaments contigus, però separats per un vial. 02. Primera Fase. Ha comprés la construcció del primer edifici, el de l’Escola d’Art i Disseny. Aquest inclou en planta baixa una sala polivalent que forma part del programa del segon edifici a construir, el pavelló de fires, actualment en fase de projecte. 03. Contaminació. No entenem el projecte com a dos edificis aïllats. Proposem una intervenció que afavoreixi una lectura conjunta. Trobem el verb "contaminar" per explicar el que busquem; barrejar l'un en l'altre, trobar un llenguatge comú. En planta i en secció. En la forma i en el fons. Les dimensions de l'auditori fixen les llums de la fira. Els espais més petits de la fira prenen les dimensions de les aules de l'escola, i a l'inrevés. 04. Franges. Els edificis s’organitzen per franges de 9m. d'amplada, i d’alçades variables [+4m/+8m/+12m]. Aquestes franges s’agrupen i llisquen en funció del programa, de l’entorn i dels límits edificables. La nova topografía abarca des de l'escala més humana dels porxos i les peces baixes, fins a l'escala dels lluernaris i l'edificació en alçada. 05. Sistema. El projecte resultant és més una manera de construir al lloc, que no pas una resposta definitiva. Unes regles de joc que permeten sistematitzar el possibles canvis de programa o la construcció per fases. Paràmetres fixes que atorguen flexibilitat al resultat final. 06. En procés. El vent de mestral, la geologia del delta i… la manca de finançament, entre d'altres, són ara els factors determinants per continuar. Noves dades que ens fan redibuixar un i altre cop el projecte, amb la certesa de que continua sent el mateix.

Author: David Sebastian Ucles

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