Founding Director

The new Open Centre for Architecture is a space for architectural knowledge and culture, for forging links between architecture and society, promoting research and strengthening its role in innovation. A new cultural go-between that aims to lead the way in the national sphere and project itself at the international level.

The wealth of its collection (Historical Archive, Photographic Archive, Library, arquitecturacatalana.cat, etc.) and the intense cultural activity in which is engages, spread over multiple branches in 11 locations, give the Open Centre its own history and personality and allow it to contribute to the architectural debate and place it at the service of the public.

Promoted by the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC), the dichotomy expressed by its name – the Open Centre – reflects its desire to bring together in order to disseminate, to welcome in order to discover, to exhibit in order to enjoy.