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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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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In Pictures

  • Nous Pavellons de l'Hospital Psiquiàtric de Salt

Memory

El 1888, la compra provincial d’unes 3,5 hectàrees al mas Cardell enceta l’equipament en un remot paratge rural. La saturació constant d’orats i un règim controlat per religiosos marquen un conspicu panorama vuitcentista, voltat de fossat i filat i amb algun intent mèdic regeneracionista. La Mancomunitat catalana (1914), l’adveniment d’un poder modernitzador, l’assumeix, el repensa (Dr. Martí i Julià, Dr. Vives) i basteix els edificis de Rubió. Els dos pavellons evoquen trets de la masia, filtrats pel noucentisme que impregna porxos i detalls i encara amb alguns residus del gaudinisme passat, com ara els sòcols «baldufa» dels pilars. El cop reaccionari del 1923 ho atura tot, i els plans republicans del 1933, amb llur renovació de la psiquiatria, moren arran de la convulsió del 1936 i la victòria feixista. L’allau de demències i la penalitat econòmica posteriors marquen una evolució que arriba, vers el 1980, a un canvi radical de mètodes per fer-los més oberts. Cap al 1993, el planteig del trasllat de l’hospital provincial i les necessitats de la psiquiatria clínica susciten un pla que abat edificis i en preveu de nous, sempre en un mosaic extensiu que interactua amb l’arbrat i l’espai obert i que es relaciona amb les traces urbanes veïnes. N’és fill el conjunt del 2003, de tres unitats amb 50 llits cadascuna, que desplega braços des d’un eix principal.

Author: Josep Maria Birulés i Bertran

Source: Guia d'arquitectura de Girona, àrea urbana : Girona, Salt, Sarrià de Ter, Vilablareix / Josep Maria Birulés ; fotografies de Joan del Pozo.

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