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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

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Memory

La vocació de la nova terminal és ser la porta de comunicació de Barcelona amb l'entorn europeu, potenciar el tràfic de connexions i millorar l'accessibilitat a l'aeroport per les diferents maneres de transport (tren d'Alta Velocitat, trens de Rodalies i la futura ampliació de la línia 9 del metro). Tindrà una superfície d'aproximadament 300.000 m2 i podrà absorbir un trànsit de 25 milions de passatgers, el doble que totes les terminals actuals juntes. L'edifici consta de dos blocs principals sota un únic sostre: un bloc de fins a 500 metres d'ample, on es realitzen els processos de facturació, seguretat i recollida d'equipatges, i que connecta els passatgers amb les diferents maneres de transport, i un altre de 700 metres de longitud en el qual s'ubiquen les zones d'embarcament, espera i equipaments comercials. L'arquitectura de l'edifici conjuga un caràcter internacional i multicultural amb la lluminositat i calidesa ambiental de l'arquitectura mediterrània. La seva transparència afavoreix la il·luminació natural de totes les zones destinades a passatgers, permetent una visió àmplia sobre les pistes, amb la vegetació i el mar com a teló de fons. En confluir en el disseny una ordenació de màxima funcionalitat, la incorporació de modernes tecnologies, el respecte pel medi ambient i una arquitectura representativa i singular, el nou edifici terminal de l'Aeroport de Barcelona serà un dels referents de les futures terminals aeroportuàries de passatgers l'entorn europeu.

Author: RBTA - Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

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