Intro

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

  • Poblenou Central Park

Memory

"El jardí del Poblenou està pensat com una arquitectura de pedra amb voltes, sostres, sales hipòstiles, cúpules, murs i terrasses. Però la matèria és verda o de colors, viva, natural i controlada. Aquesta arquitectura requereix calma, silenci” (Jean Nouvel). Concurs en col·laboració amb Jean Nouvel Ateliers i amb posterior desenvolupament de les fases de projecte d’execució i direcció d’obra per part de b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. Es tracta d’un jardí situat en quatre illes irregulars en el punt de trobada entre el Pla Cerdà i la Diagonal en el Poble Nou de Barcelona. Cada illa està envoltada de murs coberts de vegetació en els quals uns massissos de buguenvíl·lies espesses i altes oculten el recinte i projecten el jardí cap a la Diagonal. Aquests murs protegeixen una plantació de salzes ploraners i tipuanes distribuïts regularment sobre una trama matemàtica de 9, 7 o 4 metres que ocupen dos terços de la superfície del jardí, de branques entrelligades, creant voltes i cúpules vegetals. A cada àmbit es produeixen diferents situacions i episodis: una gran plaça circular per acollir actes festius de diferent condició, arbres acolorits plantats seguint una determinada inclinació per tal de crear "rams", murs entapissats de flors dins sales aquàtiques, salons de taules i cadires... capaços de donar resposta als usos i costums dels visitants de totes les edats: des de ballar sardanes o jugar a la petanca a fer passejades...

Author: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

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