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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Memory

El projecte afronta la ubicació d’una gran facultat universitària en el marc de l’ordenació urbanística creada per l’avinguda Diagonal i per l’emergència de la modernitat arquitectònica pròpia d’aquells anys. El programa es distribueix en funció de les servituds estructurals. Les grans aules i la sala d’actes es col·loquen a la planta baixa, per tal d’evitar desplaçaments mecànics verticals. Aquests espais reben la llum zenitalment a través d’unes claraboies esfèriques. Les estances més petites i disseminades s’allotgen en un bloc longitudinal de cinc plantes, amb una estructura regular i modulada: 12 metres de llum de façana a façana, i mòduls de 3 metres en sentit transversal, que generen una finestra repetida d’extrem a extrem. La gran superfície ocupada per la planta baixa queda atenuada per uns patis de llum situats entre les aules i els passadissos, que organitzen totes les circulacions per mitjà d’una configuració anular.

Author: Maurici Pla

Source: Catalunya : guia d'arquitectura moderna, 1880-2007

Este proyecto fue el ganador de un concurso de anteproyectos y tuvo que adaptarse a un cambio de emplazamiento. Se trata de una ordenación urbanística para el nuevo campus universitario de Barcelona, donde predominan los grandes espacios abiertos y es deudora de los CIAM. El edificio responde a una estética propia del Estilo Internacional, un tanto brutalista en la manera de expresar la estructura y los materiales. El proyecto se desarrolla claramente en dos partes: un bloque longitudinal de cinco plantas, que permite aprovechar la mejor orientación posible, y un zócalo de una y dos plantas que contiene los locales que necesitan una estructura distinta, como las grandes aulas y el salón de actos. Esta disposición también permite simplificar los desplazamientos verticales mecánicos. La estructura de hormigón armado del bloque consiste en luces de 12 m entre soportes en las fachadas y módulo de 3 m a lo largo de cada fachada, lo cual facilita la distribución de locales que no se adaptarían a una estructura más densa. El resultado es un bloque con muchas ventanas y muy transparente. En cambio, la estructura del zócalo es más opaca y se adapta a cada caso.

Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Source: DOCOMOMO Ibérico

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