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GATEPAC (Grupo de Artistas y Técnicos Españoles Para la Arquitectura Contemporánea) was a group of architects assembled during the Second Spanish Republic. Its most important members were: Josep Lluís Sert, Antoni Bonet Castellana, Josep Torres Clavé, José Manuel Aizpurúa and Fernando García Mercadal.

The group was formed in the 1930s as a Spanish branch of C.I.A.M..

The Eastern (Catalan) and originally founder section of the group, called GATCPAC (Grup d'Arquitectes i Tècnics Catalans per al Progrés de l'Arquitectura Contemporània) was much more successful than the Central or Northern sections, and carried out government contracts during the Second Republic. GATCPAC also published the magazine A.C., or Actividad Contemporánea, which became an important point of reference for the Modern Movement in Spain in the 1950s and 1960s.

Most, but not all GATEPAC members fought on the Republican side during the Civil War. Torres Clavé was killed in action. Josep Lluís Sert went into exile in the United States, where he would be a Professor at Harvard University. Antoni Bonet established himself in Buenos Aires, Argentina. GATCPAC had no legacy in Spain until the 1950s, when publications on their work were no longer censored by Franco's government and their works were taken up by a new generation of Spanish modern architects like the Catalan Oriol Bohigas.


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