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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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 Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

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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The main facilities of the Municipal Sailing School are located under the Northeast elevated promenade, with the intention of not occupying or obstructing the totality of the large unitary space of the docks. The warehouse is concentrated in a building that acts as a terminal for the Northeast elevated walkway and as a hinge connecting with the linear assembly of the breakwater. It is a two-story building with bright white façades, topped with a set of 24 pyramids that solve both the problems of lighting and permanent ventilation and those of protection against water. The set of pyramids delimits a relatively privatised square for the practice of navigation’s preparatory exercises, from which you can go out on a ramp directly to the sea without having to cross all the port until the harbour’s mouth. The building of the Municipal Sailing School is a distinctive symbol, appreciable at a great distance, as an intelligible explanation and even rhetoric of the formal structures of the port.

Author: MBM Arquitectes

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  1. Olympic Port

    MBM Arquitectes, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, David Mackay, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina, Albert Puigdomènech i Alonso

    Olympic Port

    It is a port that must meet three objectives: to be a good base for maritime sports and leisure, to accommodate the complex demands of maritime competitions and, above all, to be a good setting for a new centre of citizen activity; an active focus that includes some of the revitalising aspects of the new Nova Icària neighbourhood. The port’s water table is divided into two docks: the interior of 255 m. x 193 m. and the exterior of 360 m. x 75 m, with a total capacity of 670 moorings. Between the two docks, the 52 m wide service pier includes a car park (180 spaces), a boat repair area and the services of reception, control and fuel supply. A large perimeter space is organised around these two docks, which must be used for the ports’ needs, but which must also be a new centre of urban activities. This perimeter space is subdivided into two levels: the docks, between elevations 1.70 m. and 22.50 m., and the walk, elevated to a height of 7 m., approximately.
  2. Olympic Village and Olympic Port Development Plan

    MBM Arquitectes, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, David Mackay, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina, Albert Puigdomènech i Alonso

    Olympic Village and Olympic Port Development Plan

    Urban planning of an area of 79 Ha. for the Olympic Village of Barcelona 1992 with 2,500 homes. Transformation of the seafront including 107,200 m2 of parks and 130,000 m2 for the Olympic Port’s facilities (739 moorings). MBM's work on this project consisted mainly of the urban design of the entire sector, as well as the authorship of some apartment buildings, the Litoral Park and the Olympic Port, which includes the Port's reception building (Port Authority) and the Municipal Sailing School. MBM was also in charge of supervising the 32 projects of the other architects' housing buildings and of coordinating all the architectural, landscaping and engineering work, including the expressways, the railway line, the metro and the infrastructure.
  3. Municipal Sailing School

    MBM Arquitectes, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, David Mackay, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina

    Municipal Sailing School

    The main facilities of the Municipal Sailing School are located under the Northeast elevated promenade, with the intention of not occupying or obstructing the totality of the large unitary space of the docks. The warehouse is concentrated in a building that acts as a terminal for the Northeast elevated walkway and as a hinge connecting with the linear assembly of the breakwater. It is a two-story building with bright white façades, topped with a set of 24 pyramids that solve both the problems of lighting and permanent ventilation and those of protection against water. The set of pyramids delimits a relatively privatised square for the practice of navigation’s preparatory exercises, from which you can go out on a ramp directly to the sea without having to cross all the port until the harbour’s mouth. The building of the Municipal Sailing School is a distinctive symbol, appreciable at a great distance, as an intelligible explanation and even rhetoric of the formal structures of the port.
  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture - Public Spaces

    FAD Award

    Olympic Port

    MBM Arquitectes, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, David Mackay, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina, Albert Puigdomènech i Alonso

  5. Premio Década

    Award-Winner / Winner

    Premio Década

    Olympic Village and Olympic Port Development Plan

    MBM Arquitectes, Oriol Bohigas i Guardiola, David Mackay, Josep Maria Martorell i Codina, Albert Puigdomènech i Alonso

Archive

  • Perspectives de l'Escola Municipal de Vela

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    Perspectives de l'Escola Municipal de Vela

  • Esbós de la Coberta de l'Escola Municipal de Vela

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    Esbós de la Coberta de l'Escola Municipal de Vela

  • Alçat de l'accés a l'Escola Municipal de Vela.

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    Alçat de l'accés a l'Escola Municipal de Vela.

  • Esbós de la pèrgola d'accés als magatzems de l'Escola Municipal de Vela.

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    Esbós de la pèrgola d'accés als magatzems de l'Escola Municipal de Vela.

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