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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

  • Archery Range

Memory

The archery facilities are, in fact, the training facilities of this sport built for the 1992 Olympic Games. The competition facilities were on the other side of Granja Vella Street, originally built by the same architects but currently gone. The surviving building is one of the clearest tributes to Park Güell ever built. Like the park, it is configured from the retaining walls that support and limit the upper pedestrian walkway. These retaining walls bend and work organically based on the athletes’ movements as they train. The building consists of covering one of this wall’s folds with a folded roof, an extension of the upper landscape. Mechanical ceramics, together with concrete and cement, form the unique material of the whole intervention. The structures look unstable, crooked, or twisted, depending on the pushing force of the lands they contain. A system of porches covers much of the retaining wall that forms the building, extends it externally, blurs its limits and protects the dry stone that forms them. The roofs have an approximate modulus of the wall’s height and are made up of a series of concrete slabs that slide together with a series of lower gutters that collect and conduct water towards some practiced puddles in the pavement. The interior of the building is paved with curved and exposed ceramic walls that form the dressing rooms and leave the common areas against the back wall. It forms a “landscape that looks at itself”, said Enric Miralles, which is illuminated zenithally through the cracks in the roof and leaving spaces of great beauty, although a little degraded today. The vegetation has been growing from the time when the construction was built until the present day, and it confuses the buildings with a renaturalised environment that introduces additional complexity to the complex.

Author: Jaume Prat Ortells

Source: APP BCN Arquitectura

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  1. Archery Range

    Enric Miralles i Moya, Carme Pinós i Desplat

    Archery Range

    The archery facilities are, in fact, the training facilities of this sport built for the 1992 Olympic Games. The competition facilities were on the other side of Granja Vella Street, originally built by the same architects but currently gone. The surviving building is one of the clearest tributes to Park Güell ever built. Like the park, it is configured from the retaining walls that support and limit the upper pedestrian walkway. These retaining walls bend and work organically based on the athletes’ movements as they train. The building consists of covering one of this wall’s folds with a folded roof, an extension of the upper landscape. Mechanical ceramics, together with concrete and cement, form the unique material of the whole intervention. The structures look unstable, crooked, or twisted, depending on the pushing force of the lands they contain. A system of porches covers much of the retaining wall that forms the building, extends it externally, blurs its limits and protects the dry stone that forms them. The roofs have an approximate modulus of the wall’s height and are made up of a series of concrete slabs that slide together with a series of lower gutters that collect and conduct water towards some practiced puddles in the pavement. The interior of the building is paved with curved and exposed ceramic walls that form the dressing rooms and leave the common areas against the back wall. It forms a “landscape that looks at itself”, said Enric Miralles, which is illuminated zenithally through the cracks in the roof and leaving spaces of great beauty, although a little degraded today. The vegetation has been growing from the time when the construction was built until the present day, and it confuses the buildings with a renaturalised environment that introduces additional complexity to the complex.
  2. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture and Urbanism

    Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Archery Range

    Enric Miralles i Moya, Carme Pinós i Desplat

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