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Exhibition: “50 Years of the Historical Archive”

Last October, on the same date as World Architecture Day and as part of the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of our Historical Archive, the COAC has inaugurated the exhibition entitled “50 anys de l’Arxiu Històric” (50 Years of the Historical Archive), which will occupy the Mezzanine and the Espai Picasso until 6 January 2020.

Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Perspectiva de conjunt de l’Hospital de la Santa Crey i Sant Pau de Barcelona. 1903. Arxiu Històric del COAC.

This is a large-format exhibition that brings together the work of around one hundred architects, offering a unique opportunity to view some of the Archive’s most iconic pieces in a single space, providing an explanation of the history of architecture in our country.

Rogent, Domènech i Montaner, Jujol, Masó, Bonet Castellana, Solà-Morales, Higueras, MBM among others. The exhibition will look back on the trajectories of around 90 architects, from Fray Bonaventura Monet in 1737, to the RCR, and will showcase some unique works such as the Diorama of the Pla Macià, the University of Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Coliseum, the Ciutat de Repòs i Vacances holiday resort in Tarragona, the Jaume Vicens Vives Institute in Girona, the Il Giardinetto restaurant, and many others.

National Culture Award
The fiftieth anniversary of the Archive also coincides with the National Culture Award which this year has been given to the COAC by the CoNCA for its work in upholding our architectural and heritage values across Catalonia and, more specifically, for the work carried out by the Archive.

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