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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

  • Rehabilitation of the Former Gasworks to House of the Printing Museum

Memory

El projecte aborda la rehabilitació de l'antiga fàbrica del Gas, per situar el programa municipal de promoció econòmica i el Museu Municipal d'Estampació Tèxtil. El fet de preservar l'estructura de pavellons de l'antiga fàbrica va obligar a un cert fraccionament del programa. Les naus de l'entrada es van destinar a cobrir els objectius formatius lligats a la promoció social, i les altres dues naus al museu. El problema arquitectònic per aconseguir la unitat del museu, es va resoldre a través de la secció transversal. Aquesta va permetre establir un doble nexe entre les naus originals. Un, a nivell inferior, que recull la funció estricta de museu i l'altre, a nivell de la plaça, que facilita la relació visual entre ambdues naus. Els dobles espais que recorren longitudinalment les naus alberguen els accessos, a més d'oferir la il·luminació natural i la ventilació creuada del museu. La construcció del nivell inferior és de formigó vist en parets, sostres i escales, diferenciant-se de l'arquitectura de maó vist i tècniques tradicionals properes al llenguatge de l'antiga fàbrica. Amb la secció longitudinal i mitjançant un jardí- pati , el museu subterrani recupera la relació amb l'exterior i es comunica amb la plaça superior.

Author: Rafael de Cáceres Zurita

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