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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 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:

2019-2024 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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We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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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-Arquitecte per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona des del 1993.
-Col·legiat al Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Barcelona amb el número 24.785-5 des de 10.02.1994
-Professor de diverses assignatures de Càlcul d’Estructures de l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya des del 1998 al 2007
-Professor de Màster de Càlcul d’Estructures de UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) des de 2001.
-Membre de l’Agrupació d’Arquitectes Experts Pericials Forenses
-Despatx d’arquitectura propi des del 1993, i membre de 2BMFG ARQUITECTES des de 2011.


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  1. Can Caralleu Municipal Pre-School Centre

    2BMFG Arquitectes, Carles Gelpí i Arroyo

    Can Caralleu Municipal Pre-School Centre

    The way the space is organised derives from the requirements of the needs program and a series of basic ideas that have guided the design process: it reduces one of the existing gravel areas of the C.E.I.P. Tàber for giving them up to the nursery schoolyards. We take advantage of the height difference that exists on the site to integrate the new nursery. In this way, a game will be established between the outer areas of the C.E.I.P. and the courtyards and skylights of the E.B.M. The organisation of the Nursery School will be as follows: an outdoor porch is created, which will guide us inside the school first walking through the children’s playground. The two courtyards will be the ones to organise the program. All the classrooms will hang from the playground, and from the other, all the services and private areas. In the centre of the school we find the multipurpose space, which will act as the backbone, and from which we can access all the rooms.
  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública
    Can Caralleu Municipal Pre-School Centre

  3. Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

    2BMFG Arquitectes, PichArchitects, Teresa Batlle Pagés, Àgata Buxadé i Fortuny, Ramon Ferrando, Carles Gelpí i Arroyo, Felip Pich-Aguilera i Baurier

    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

    Es proposen uns volums de geometria clara i neta que fan de mediadors entre el traçat viari de la ciutat i el recinte hospitalari i posen en relleu el caràcter institucional dels edificis. Es preveu una pell ceràmica, tecnològica i amb una perforació contínua de la mateixa gamma cromàtica que els pavellons històrics de l’hospital modernista. S’han estudiat acuradament els fluxos de relació entre usos, es projecta per a escurçar els recorreguts més freqüents, segregar aquells incompatibles i aportar espais d’interrelació amplis, ben il·luminats, que permetin les trobades entre els diferents equips de treball. Aquestes mesures ens han permès construir menys superfície de la prevista fins i tot mantenint el programa funcional comanda.

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  • Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau


    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

  • Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau


    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

  • Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau


    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

  • Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau


    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau

  • Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau


    Institut de Recerca i Investigació Sant Pau



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