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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

  • Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis Dispensary as a Primary Healthcare Centre

Memory

L'edifici del dispensari central antituberculós de Barcelona és una de les realitzacions més representatives de l'arquitectura racionalista de Catalunya en el període de pre-guerra i constitueix una peça d'interès arquitectònic excepcional. L'edifici presentava després de més de cinquanta anys d'ús, el deteriorament propi d'una construcció que ha sabut respondre a l'evolució dels requeriments funcionals, a partir de successives intervencions puntuals en el caràcter de l'arquitectura sobre la qual s’intervenia. Quan vàrem assumir el compromís d'intervenció sabíem que l'edifici era el mestre, i que ens aniria proporcionant totes les respostes, tant pel que fa a un nou programa funcional, com a les constructives referents a la restauració de les seves patologies i la incorporació de noves instal·lacions. Va ser també, el propi edifici qui ens va donar les claus formals per a la recuperació del jardí situat al pati central de la tanca perimetral original, de l'esquema de colors tant a l'exterior com a l'interior de l'edifici, la resolució de la nova façana. El procés es va iniciar per un treball de 'desconstrucció' de l'edifici, seguint les diferents tipologies que presentava i es va començar a recuperar determinats sectors dels forjats. Es van canviar les instal·lacions existents. El procés d'adequació als nous programes funcionals va ser fàcil, ja que l'edifici requeria poques modificacions per emplaçar els nous requeriments. Un altre tema al qual vàrem donar especial importància va ser la recuperació de colors originals, per això es va fer una investigació metòdica mitjançant mostres processades en laboratori. Finalment es va recuperar la façana lateral inèdita ja que es va derruir un cos annex. La intervenció en el conjunt sempre intenta respectar al màxim l'obra, de manera que la seva modernització i rehabilitació no representa, en la mesura del possible, repercussions formals o espacials per obra.

Author: Mario Luis Corea Aiello, Francisco Gallardo-Bravo, Edgardo Mannino

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