On 7 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 is inaugurating 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.
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.
Guided tours of the exhibition
On 14, 21 and 28 October, at 16:00, we are arranging guided tours of the exhibition led by the COAC’s archive manager, Andreu Carrascal. Prior registration is required.
Sign up for the tour on 14 October
Sign up for the tour on 21 October
Sign up for the tour on 28 October
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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