Last October 18, the donation of the Bonell i Gil Arquitectes fund to the Historical Archive was formalised. This is a collection of a significant volume that includes plans, drawings, models, photographs and other materials. The event took place at the COAC headquarters with the signature of the COAC’s dean, Guim Costa, and both architects. The documentation, once reviewed and cataloged, will be open to consultation, thus adding to the knowledge of contemporary architecture in our country.
Bonell i Gil Arquitectes
Bonell i Gil Arquitectes is an architecture studio from Barcelona formed by Esteve Bonell Costa (Banyoles, 1942) and Josep Maria Gil Guitart (Sabadell, 1950), graduated from the Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona in 1971 and 1978, who have combined their professional and academic activities, being ETSAB project teachers. Esteve Bonell has also been a professor at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, at the Paris-Belleville
School and head professor of projects at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio. In 2010 he received the National Award for Architecture and Public Space from the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The work of Bonell and Gil Arquitectes has been recognised with the Mies van der Rohe Award in 1992, the FAD Award in 1975 and 1984; the FAD International in 2018; the City of Barcelona Award in 1994 for the Aparthotel Citadines on the Rambla and in 1996 for the Jaume I Building of the Pompeu Fabra University; the National Sports Architecture Award in 2000 for the set of sports work carried out; and with the Distinction Romande
d’Architecture in 2018 by the Parliament of the Canton of Vaud in Lausanne.
The COAC’s Historical Archive aims to develop information, raise awareness about the importance of society’s participation in the fields of architecture, urban planning and the environment, as well as to contribute to the training and improvement of architects, emphasising the social and cultural dimension of their work at all times.