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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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The Biomedical Research Park is located on the seafront of Barcelona, in an environment characterised by the proliferation of unique buildings. The proposal of a large platform that arranges the site, in a very irregular way, and the placement on top of an elevated building in the shape of a diagonally truncated elliptical cone, has allowed us to tidy up the environment and relate us quietly with the nearest volumes. The elliptical shape arises from the need to adapt a large building (about 35,000 m2 above ground level) to a very tight site with a significantly irregular shape and very different volumes around it. The building is staggered towards the sea, smooths the seafront and adapts to the buildings of the promenade, which in this area have reduced heights and rises at the back, towards the city, because it has enough space. This stepped-to-sea shape makes it easier to locate on the roof of solar panels for the production of hot water and electricity. The interior of the building is emptied to create a new reality, independent from the environment, which will frame and control the sea views and allow to regulate the sun. The structure of the building is blown up about 7 meters around its perimeter. The cladding of the façade is made of natural wood and a light openwork, without touching the floor. This second skin allows good light and energy control of the building.

Author: Jaume Prat Ortells

Source: APP BCN Arquitectura

The Biomedical Research Park is located on the seafront of Barcelona, next to the Hospital del Mar. The site’s surroundings are characterized by the proliferation of unique buildings (the two large towers of the Olympic Village, the new natural gas building, the small housing tower and the "monobloc" tower of the Hospital del Mar, Frank Gehry’s fish, a sports center in the process of restoration, etc.), placing it below, and second, look for a volume that does not want to compete in height with the surrounding buildings, but that formally relates and dialogues with all of them. The proposal is a large platform that arranges the site, which was quite irregular. The placement of a high building in the shape of an elliptical cone trunk, truncated diagonally, has allowed us to tidy up the environment and relate calmly to the nearest volumes. The elliptical shape arises from the need to adapt a large building (about 35,000 m2 above ground) on a very tight site irregularly shaped and with very different volumes around it. The building is necessarily compact to adapt to the site, but it is stepped towards the sea, smoothing the seafront and adapting to the buildings on the promenade, which in this area have reduced heights. At the back, on the slope bordering the city, it was decided to raise it as there was enough space. This stepped-to-sea shape facilitates location on the roof of solar panels for the production of hot water and electricity. The interior of the building is emptied to create a new reality independent from the environment, which frames and controls the sea views and which also allows regulation of the sunlight. The structure of the building is blown up about 7 meters around its perimeter. The cladding of the façade is made of natural wood, and a light openwork, without touching the ground, trying to remove weight from a building that, due to its compact and unitary design, has a considerable dimension. This second skin must allow good light and energy control of the building.

Author: Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes

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  1. Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

    Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    The Biomedical Research Park is located on the seafront of Barcelona, in an environment characterised by the proliferation of unique buildings. The proposal of a large platform that arranges the site, in a very irregular way, and the placement on top of an elevated building in the shape of a diagonally truncated elliptical cone, has allowed us to tidy up the environment and relate us quietly with the nearest volumes. The elliptical shape arises from the need to adapt a large building (about 35,000 m2 above ground level) to a very tight site with a significantly irregular shape and very different volumes around it. The building is staggered towards the sea, smooths the seafront and adapts to the buildings of the promenade, which in this area have reduced heights and rises at the back, towards the city, because it has enough space. This stepped-to-sea shape makes it easier to locate on the roof of solar panels for the production of hot water and electricity. The interior of the building is emptied to create a new reality, independent from the environment, which will frame and control the sea views and allow to regulate the sun. The structure of the building is blown up about 7 meters around its perimeter. The cladding of the façade is made of natural wood and a light openwork, without touching the floor. This second skin allows good light and energy control of the building.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (opinion). Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona (PRBB)

    Brullet - De Luna Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Álvarez