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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.

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El pabellón situado en Tarragona se proyecta para albergar parte de la actividad deportiva a desarrollar en los juegos del mediterráneo 2018. Con capacidad para 5000 espectadores, ampliables a 7000, el edificio se resuelve en un solo volumen de planta oval y cubierta abovedada, desarrollado básicamente en dos niveles. Unas dimensiones de pista de 95x65 metros, permite el uso simultáneo de tres pistas de balonmano o futsal transversalmente, proporcionando una gran versatilidad al equipamiento. El edificio aparece parcialmente semienterrado, hecho que permite suavizar su presencia en el paisaje, a la vez que mejora notablemente su eficiencia energética. El acceso público se realiza desde la fachada norte, accediendo al nivel superior de gradería sobre pista, donde un gran anillo permite recorrer perimetralmente todo el pabellón, que permite obtener un control general del recinto de forma unitaria y establecer una relación visual permeable con el entorno, y acceder a su vez a las graderías altas que aparecen a lo largo de los costados este y oeste de la pista. En la fachada sur, el pabellón recupera toda la dimensión, siendo éste el lado acceso habitual de los deportistas. En este punto de acceso se sitúa el nivel de pista y los vestuarios y servicios complementarios a su alrededor, resolviendo el resto de programa en el nivel superior de graderías. El edificio se plantea como un triple orden de un peristilo de lamas cerámicas que se van orientando en función de su posición respecto al sol, a la altura del primer y segundo nivel, y de mayor transparencia a nivel de planta de acceso. Lamas y cubierta se plantean en cerámica como material principal haciendo referencia a la antigua Tarraco romana, a nivel de las lamas, mientras que un cerramiento de policarbonato celular y modular de ventanas practicables, mantienen la estanqueidad del edificio en su plano interior. Una doble piel que confiere al edificio unas altas prestaciones de confort y que unido al gran lucernario central de la cubierta, permite disfrutar y controlar una elevada calidad de iluminación natural en todo el edificio. Se dispone de ventanas motorizadas que permiten un control y gestión de la ventilación natural que combinados con la inclusión de pozos canadienses para la renovación del aire, permite resolver la climatización de uso diario de forma pasiva.

Author: AIA Arquitectura i Instal·lacions

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  • Pavelló d'Esports Catalunya a Tarragona. Obra nova.

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    Pavelló d'Esports Catalunya a Tarragona. Obra nova.