Intro

About

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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

In Pictures

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

  • Municipal Sports Stadium

Memory

El Palau dels Esports de Barcelona está situado en la parte más baja de la montaña de Montjuïc, en un solar que había ocupado uno de los palacios de la Exposició Internacional de 1929. Se inauguró en 1955 para albergar los II Juegos Mediterráneos y tiene capacidad para cualquier tipo de deporte cubierto. Fue el único polideportivo de Barcelona hasta que el FC Barcelona inauguró el Palau Blaugrana en 1971. El edificio consiste básicamente en una cubierta de 65 metros de luz que cubre las gradas y la pista polideportiva. La cubierta es una bóveda que está formada por nueve arcos de hormigón armado con tres articulaciones, están construidos in situ y tienen una altura de 24 metros desde su arranque a nivel del pasillo que separa los dos anillos de graderías. Estos arcos se dejan vistos en el exterior y se resaltan revistiendo los demás elementos con aplacado de piedra. En el interior sólo se han dejado vistos los nervios, revistiendo los techos con un enlistonado de madera que proporciona un buen acabado y sirve de absorbente acústico. Los accesos al edificio se producen a través de las fachadas planas, por debajo de dos marcos rectangulares con lamas verticales de hormigón gigantes que tamizan la iluminación.

Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Source: DOCOMOMO Ibérico

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