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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Del conjunt d'edificis que constitueixen l'abadia de Montserrat, els tres situats a la part més septentrional van ser objecte de diferents transformacions per establir-hi la nova Escolania. Per lligar aquestes edificacions, vam construir dues noves escales, una a l'ala sud del Monestir i l'altra a la Torre del Clericat, que és la construcció més alta. Aquestes dues escales articulen realment els diversos nivells de la construcció. En sentit ascendent, les dues primeres plantes són ocupades per l'ensenyament reglat. Al tercer nivell trobem l'escola de música, que inclou la sala d'assaig, de proporcions notables, ja que fa una alçària i mitja. Finalment el quart nivell -a la mateixa cota que la planta baixa del tercer edifici, l'antic Noviciat-, es dedica a la part domèstica de l'Escolania, l'internat. Aquesta part és la que ha rebut la intervenció més important, ja que hem aconseguit transformar un antic pati en veritable claustre. Des d'aquí, no solament rep llum i ventilació tota la planta, sinó que el nou claustre també és un marc magnífic de contemplació del perfil orogràfic de Montserrat. La darrera planta de l'ala sud del Monestir és ocupada pel nou Novicat, que, tot i compartir la resta de l'edifici, té la particularitat de quedar-se separat a fi de no entrelligar ambdós programes. Des de l'exterior, la intervenció és notablement respectuosa amb el conjunt existent, a fi de no interferir en la imatge ja reconeguda del Monestir. La darrera planta es va construir com un àtic amb un refós, on, sobre la paret de pedra, es produeix el canvi entre les finestres noves i les balconades antigues. La coberta fou revestida de coure, com s'havia fet a la Basílica uns anys abans.

Author: Espinet/Ubach, Arquitectes i Associats

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