In this first stage, the catalogue focuses on the modern and contemporary architecture designed and built between 1832 –year of construction of the first industrial chimney in Barcelona that we establish as the beginning of modernity– until today.

The project is born to make the architecture more accessible both to professionals and to the citizens through a website that is going to be updated and extended. Contemporary works of greater general interest will be incorporated, always with a necessary historical perspective, while gradually adding works from our past, with the ambitious objective of understanding a greater documented period.

The collection feeds from multiple sources, mainly from the generosity of architectural and photographic studios, as well as the large amount of excellent historical and reference editorial projects, such as architectural guides, magazines, monographs and other publications. It also takes into consideration all the reference sources from the various branches and associated entities with the COAC and other collaborating entities related to the architectural and design fields, in its maximum spectrum.

Special mention should be made of the incorporation of vast documentation from the COAC Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.

The rigour and criteria for selection of the works has been stablished by a Documental Commission, formed by the COAC’s Culture Spokesperson, the director of the COAC Historical Archive, the directors of the COAC Digital Archive, and professionals and other external experts from all the territorial sections that look after to offer a transversal view of the current and past architectural landscape around the territory.

The determination of this project is to become the largest digital collection about Catalan architecture; a key tool of exemplar information and documentation about architecture, which turns into a local and international referent, for the way to explain and show the architectural heritage of a territory.

Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque


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2019-2023 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2023 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Francesc Rafat Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Anton Pàmies Mercè Bosch Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

External Collaborators:

2019-2023 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Arxiu Mas


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona


EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.

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Cronology (5)

  1. Civil Government of Tarragona

    Alejandro de la Sota Martínez

    Civil Government of Tarragona

    El projecte va ser guanyador d’un concurs convocat l’any 1956 per la Dirección General de Arquitectura. La solució proposada per De la Sota modificava substancialment la configuració dels edificis destinats a funcions administratives i alhora representatives, que solien organitzar-se en dues plantes. L’edifici se situa en una posició privilegiada, davant la plaça Imperial Tarraco, d’esquena a la zona de nou creixement urbà determinada per la construcció de la casa Bloc, de Josep Maria Monravà, i amb el radi de la plaça com a geometria bàsica que guiava aquell creixement. L’edifici del Govern Civil diferencia clarament les plantes baixa i primera de la resta de les plantes. El projecte interpreta de manera molt fidedigna les complexes servituds d’un programa molt atomitzat i canalitzat per unes circulacions molt constrictives. De la planta baixa en sorgeixen fins a tres escales que condueixen tres recorreguts circulatoris diferents. El cos superior presenta tres balcons monumentals que simbolitzen, amb un llenguatge modern i eufemístic, els tres poders: executiu, legislatiu i judicial. La corba de la plaça queda reflectida en dos punts subtils i poc significatius: l’alineació dels quatre pilars frontals de la planta baixa i el tancament del cos baix de la part del darrere.
  2. Premio Nacional de Arquitectura

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

  3. Restoration of the Façade of the Tarragona Civil Government Building

    Josep Llinàs Carmona, Alejandro de la Sota Martínez

  4. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation

    FAD Award

    Restoration of the Façade of the Tarragona Civil Government Building


  • Xerrada amb Moises Puente


    Xerrada amb Moises Puente

  • Xerrada amb Josep Llinàs


    Xerrada amb Josep Llinàs

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