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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Igualada Hospital

  • Igualada Hospital

  • Igualada Hospital

  • Igualada Hospital

  • Igualada Hospital

Memory

El nou hospital adopta un model extensiu i de poca alçària, que permet més flexibilitat d’adaptació a les reestructuracions i els canvis futurs exigits per l’evolució de les tecnologies assistencials. A més, aquest model permet aprofitar al màxim les condicions de ventilació i il·luminació naturals. La disposició de l’edifici s’adapta a la directriu de l’eix de l’avinguda Montaner, i a partir d’aquesta directriu genera una malla rectangular que organitza tot l’edifici i la urbanització interna del solar. L’edifici acaba adoptant la forma d’un gran sòcol de dues plantes que acullen els serveis més dinàmics i progressius, mentre que les unitats d’hospitalització, més estàtiques i tradicionals, es col·loquen a la part superior. El sòcol forma un volum extensiu que ocupa tot el solar i es troba creuat per un sistema de vies internes de circulació i un sistema de patis que garanteixen la respiració natural dels locals. Les dues ales transversals de les unitats d’hospitalització adopten una coberta diferenciada, formada per un arc de cercle construït amb xapa metàl·lica, que arriba fins a les testeres i assigna una identitat diferenciada a aquesta part de l’edifici.

Author: Maurici Pla

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

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