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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Edifici d’oficines corporatiu situat en un solar trapezoïdal inscrit dins les actuacions previstes per al sector 22@ de Barcelona. El total de superfície construïda és de 10.375 m i consta de PB+12. Les plantes ubicades sobre rasant estan destinades a oficines, i en les plantes sota rasant, el pàrking per a 40 vehicles i les sales tècniques, d’us privat. Es proposa la formació d’un edifici en alçada sobre una peça de sòcol, més massissa i compacta, de planta baixa i dos pisos, alineat al carrer Tànger. La peça emergent, de planta romboïdal, segueix el traçat del xamfrà, sense reproduir-lo mimèticament, per reforçar l’aparença esvelta i complexa del volum resultant. La torre de 10 plantes queda separada del sòcol per la planta tècnica, endarrerida respecte del pla de façana, de tal forma que “sura” sobre la base, dotant-la de lleugeresa. En tractar-se d’un edifici corporatiu, es plantegen plantes diàfanes, tot i que s’estudia la possibilitat que en un futur les plantes puguin dividir-se en diferents unitats. La pell de la façana està constituïda per uns panells de teixit metàl·lic d’acer inoxidable que actuen de protecció solar perimetral (amb un coeficient d’ombra del 50%) per a l’interior de l’edifici i que alhora atorguen lleugeresa al conjunt de l’edifici. Una quarta part d’aquests panells presenta un estampat en forma d’esfera de 90cm de diàmetre realitzat mitjançant embotició. Aquests es col·loquen en dues posicions en alçada del panell, blegant-se cap a dins i cap a fora.

Author: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

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