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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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In Pictures

  • Antonio Montes Gil

  • Antonio Montes Gil

  • Antonio Montes Gil


Arquitecte per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona en 1985. Des de l’any 1988 fins l’any 2004 va formar part de l’Oficina de Projectes Urbans de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. Des de l’any 2004 dirigeix un equip de projectes i obres de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB). El seu treball s’ha centrat en projectar i construir principalment projectes d’espai públic, també equipaments i habitatge social.
Ha obtingut diversos reconeixements i premis en concursos: Obra seleccionada en la V Biennal de la Arquitectura Española,1999. Menció Especial Biennal d’Arquitectura de las Comarques Centrals, COAC (2006, Plaça Major de Manresa). Obra seleccionada per el COAC en la col·lecció de Bones Pràctiques 2011 i Obra Finalista Mostra arquitectura del Maresme (2010 Reforma de la Carretera N2 a Montgat). Obra seleccionada Premis Cataluña Construcció 2010 i Obra seleccionada pel COAC en la Mostra de Arquitectura Catalana, (2013, edifici Titan). Premi d’Habitatge social de Cataluña (2012, Renovació Urbana Habitatges Via Sant Ignasi de Manresa).. Segon premi Concurs d’idees Prototip d’edifici per a Equipament a les platges Nord d’Espanya, Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Urbanismo, 1986. Projecte finalista concurs per a Joves Arquitectes Europan IV 1996, Cartagena. Primer premi Remodelació de L’entorn del Mercat Vell de Masnou, 1997. Primer premi concurs d’idees edifici d’habitatges socials a Manresa, 2003.
Ha dissenyat elements de mobiliari urbà com bancs (Trapecio Santa&Cole), paperera (Pedra Negra, Escofet) i il·luminació (Fanal Plus, Barcelona).
Ha impartit cursos, tallers i conferencies en les següents institucions entre 1994 i 2003: Col·legi d’arquitectes de Catalunya. Escola d’Arquitectura de Barcelona. Centro de Planificación Física y Arquitectura, La Habana. Congres Internacional Velocity, Barcelona. Fòrum of Municipalites and Regions of Europe. Brussel·les.


On the Map



  1. Marta Mata Library in the Titan Building

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Antonio Montes Gil

    Marta Mata Library in the Titan Building

    The Titan Cinema building is a noucentista construction from 1926, extended in 1996 to accommodate a civic centre. The new program of the library in 2004 required an increase in surface area, which was solved with the excavation of a basement and the provision of a loft. The new section of the building is complemented by the presence of interspersed courtyards, a large skylight and the widening of the façade openings. The visual connection between inside and outside and between top and bottom becomes direct and increases the clarity naturally on all floors. The screening of this new transparent component is carried out using special slats and glass, which guarantee the correct solar exposure and visual control, and become the new image of the main façade. An aedicle in the south corner creates a singular element on the other side of the rotunda tower. Most of the furniture elements and railings are prefabricated wooden beams, to achieve maximum light with the least number of supports.
  2. El Salt Social Housing and Car Park

    Lola Domènech i Oliva, Antonio Montes Gil

    El Salt Social Housing and Car Park

    L’edifici resol la continuïtat amb l’entorn urbà. L’espai públic no només envolta l’edifici, sinó que s’hi macla amb ell, per sobre i dins seu. La coberta es transforma en una plaça, resolent l’accés des de una rampa per a vianants sota un voladís i des de una escalinata. L’aparcament s’estén per sota del nivell del carrer i plaça. La planta geometritza la forma irregular del solar. En el pati posterior, un carrer interior connecta els dos extrems de l'edifici. Els accessos a les vivendes s'organitzen en les 3 plantes des de una passera interior. Aquesta garanteix la ventilació creuada a les vivendes, sense necessitat de patis interiors. A la façana, la galeria de lames constitueix una pell unitària, dinàmica i canviant, garanteix protecció visual i solar. A partir de la inflexió de la façana oest, el tancament es resol mitjançant panells prefabricats. A la façana pati, un sistema de panells de vidre permet controlar les vistes i deixar el corredor interior obert i ventilat.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions de Rehabilitació, tant de Promoció Pública com Privada

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Marta Mata Library in the Titan Building

  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Comarques Centrals)

    El Salt Social Housing and Car Park