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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Memory

The tower is part of the first generation of tall buildings built in Barcelona in the early 1970s. At the time, it was a matter of incorporating a new staircase into a number of strategic points in the city. In this case, the original order consisted of the construction management of a project which had been already carried out, but which was rejected by the city council. Correa and Milà proposed a change from the 17th floor, where it goes from four to two houses per floor, which generates a totally innovative order in the distribution of heights. The whole building is modulated with a 1 x 1 meter mesh that determines the prefabricated parts of the façades, as well as small-scale elements: windowsills, lintels, etc. The top floor is completely occupied by a restaurant that forms the cornice of the entire building, thus reversing the interpretation of the typical American skyscrapers’ alignments.

Author: Maurici Pla

Source: Catalunya : guia d'arquitectura moderna, 1880-2007

Authors

How to get there

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Atalaya Tower

    Correa Milá Arquitectes, Federico Correa Ruiz, Alfonso Milá Sagnier, José Luis Sanz-Magallón y Hurtado de Mendoza

    Atalaya Tower

    The tower is part of the first generation of tall buildings built in Barcelona in the early 1970s. At the time, it was a matter of incorporating a new staircase into a number of strategic points in the city. In this case, the original order consisted of the construction management of a project which had been already carried out, but which was rejected by the city council. Correa and Milà proposed a change from the 17th floor, where it goes from four to two houses per floor, which generates a totally innovative order in the distribution of heights. The whole building is modulated with a 1 x 1 meter mesh that determines the prefabricated parts of the façades, as well as small-scale elements: windowsills, lintels, etc. The top floor is completely occupied by a restaurant that forms the cornice of the entire building, thus reversing the interpretation of the typical American skyscrapers’ alignments.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Atalaya Tower

    Correa Milá Arquitectes, Federico Correa Ruiz, Alfonso Milá Sagnier, José Luis Sanz-Magallón y Hurtado de Mendoza

Archive

  • Perspectiva exterior de l'espai públic d'accés a la Torre Atalaya

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    Perspectiva exterior de l'espai públic d'accés a la Torre Atalaya

  • Perspectiva exterior de la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior de la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior. Detall de façana de la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior. Detall de façana de la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior. Detall de façana de la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior. Detall de façana de la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior. Detall del balcó de la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior. Detall del balcó de la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior. Detall del balcó de la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior. Detall del balcó de la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior. Detall de l'entrada a la Torre Atalaya.

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    Perspectiva exterior. Detall de l'entrada a la Torre Atalaya.

  • Perspectiva exterior del vestíbul de la Torre Atalaya

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    Perspectiva exterior del vestíbul de la Torre Atalaya

  • Perspectiva interior del vestíbul de la Torre Atalaya

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    Perspectiva interior del vestíbul de la Torre Atalaya