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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

  • Rehabilitation and Extension of the Schools in Seròs

Memory

The project proposes to dispose the school programme on the plot in a way that, even though making possible to distinguish the two centres, its proximity and the possibility to concentrate some of its services are optimized. The existing school remains as the main building limiting with the square and it is where the uses related to the high school will be placed. On the other side of the plot, a new building constitutes the opposite façade and will contain the rest of the educative uses of the school. The rest of the plot bordered by these two buildings is divided into two parts with the placement of a central building that will accommodate those uses that can be shared by the two centres: the gym and the cantine.

Author: Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes

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