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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

En diversos moments, vam ser cridats a intervenir en les zones més públiques d'un bell edifici dels anys cinquanta de l'arquitecte Francesc Mitjans. A l'accés, molt desfigurat per moltes intervencions que el feien complex i desmanegat, intentem clarificar a nivell funcional i urbà. Els interiors, units per una escala circular que restaurem de manera lliure, tenen un sòl que canvia de nivell suaument (havíem d'evitar els graons que ja existien). El sostre va reaccionant a aquests moviments. El sostre, especialment en zones interiors, concentra la llum i té una expressivitat especial. En alguns moments recorda, com un fantasma, a l'interior original.

Author: Josep Lluís Mateo i Martínez

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  1. Banco Atlántico

    Santiago Balcells Gorina, Francesc Mitjans Miró

    Banco Atlántico

    Mitjans resol el gàlib de la torre tot inspirant-se en l’edifici de la Pirelli de Torí, després d’una trobada amb el seu autor, Gio Ponti. Malgrat tot, la solució estructural és totalment inèdita: quatre pilars metàl·lics situats al centre de gravetat de la planta deixen la resta totalment diàfana i contenen totes les instal·lacions. Les quatre pantalles laterals també són portants, i tots els elements de suport queden expressats a l’exterior per mitjà d’un revestiment de marbre blanc. Els dos nuclis de comunicació vertical se situen als extrems i asseguren l’evacuació en cas d’incendi. La torre es vincula al teixit de l’Eixample a través d’un cos més baix, i arriba fins a vint metres per sota de la rasant per allotjar l’aparcament. Es tracta d’una solució completament genuïna per a una torre d’oficines d’alçària mitjana, que caracteritza de manera molt forta el paisatge urbà de la zona.
  2. Remodelling for the New Headquarters of Banco Sabadell Atlántico

    Pepe Cortés

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (ex aequo). Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    Remodelling for the New Headquarters of Banco Sabadell Atlántico

    Pepe Cortés

  4. Interventions in the Banc Sabadell Tower Block

    Josep Lluís Mateo i Martínez

    Interventions in the Banc Sabadell Tower Block

    En diversos moments, vam ser cridats a intervenir en les zones més públiques d'un bell edifici dels anys cinquanta de l'arquitecte Francesc Mitjans. A l'accés, molt desfigurat per moltes intervencions que el feien complex i desmanegat, intentem clarificar a nivell funcional i urbà. Els interiors, units per una escala circular que restaurem de manera lliure, tenen un sòl que canvia de nivell suaument (havíem d'evitar els graons que ja existien). El sostre va reaccionant a aquests moviments. El sostre, especialment en zones interiors, concentra la llum i té una expressivitat especial. En alguns moments recorda, com un fantasma, a l'interior original.