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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), DataAE, Claudi Aguiló i Aran, Claudi Aguiló Riu, Martí Sanz Ausàs

    Municipal Swimming Pools

    Given the small dimensions of the site, the main objective of the project is the design of a compact construction, which reduces the potential volumetry of the large surface area equipment and which encompasses, in a single form, the diversity of the program (pools + competition pool with stands + fitness rooms + changing rooms + bar + beauty areas + administration). At the same time and using contemporary construction systems, the exterior expresses, through a repeated window, the variability of its interior. The project wanders and recreates itself between uniqueness and variability.
  2. Can Rigal Park

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Claudi Aguiló Riu, Eva Pagés Aregall

    Can Rigal Park

    Can Rigal is a metropolitan park between Barcelona and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. It means the return of a green area in a context of urban transformation that forms the backbone of landscape and human connections. A north-south axis connects the 2 municipalities and enables to two different areas: a Mediterranean forest of pines and oaks enhancing the landscape value of the Collserola mountain range, and a meadow area with geometric plantations of deciduous trees and platforms for leisure activities. The design incorporates sustainability criteria both in the general approach, predominant permeable vegetated areas, and in specific aspects: regulation of lighting, generation of electricity with photovoltaic panels, use of recycled materials and low maintenance plants, obtaining water by the irrigation of an existing mine and use of rainwater collected on the surface, channeled and returned by capillarity to the plant layer avoiding the saturation of the sewer network.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions Paisatgístiques i Ordenació d’Espais Urbans

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Can Rigal Park

  4. L'Escorxador Municipal Swimming Pool

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Claudi Aguiló Riu, Jordi Pruna

    L'Escorxador Municipal Swimming Pool

    The aim of the project is to remodel and optimise the installation of the Escorxador Municipal swimming pool. The project, divided into two phases, also includes the construction of a new building for changing rooms, toilets and space for the Red Cross. The criteria for arranging the pool and its surroundings follow the guidelines of an agricultural plot, like the one right in front, following the path of the Llobregat River. Pavement "gardens" structure the space around and inside the pools. The traditional navy bands that mark the different competition lanes come together to suggest, amidst the spots of colour that invite you to a recreational swim, a path for more sporty swimming. When you go outside, the same pavement marks the access paths to the various services (toilets, Red Cross, terrace-bar). If for the arrangement of the pool and its surroundings similar guidelines are followed to those of an agricultural plot, for the new building complicity is sought with the constructions specific to these spaces. In a fence-wall that follows the alignment of Del Pla Street, regulates access at its ends and protects the privacy of bathers, three volumes are supported that function independently and accommodate three main uses: changing rooms, toilets and the Red Cross. Each volume, with an inclined roof, is oriented and sized according to its needs. The various silhouettes are united by a smaller body with a flat roof that is at the same time access, porch and corridor. This results in spaces that want to be more domestic and welcoming for the user and where the interior and the exterior are fluidly connected. The use of materials incorporates the patterns of economy and efficiency typical of agricultural constructions: ceramic factory walls for the structure and enclosures, and metal sheet panels supported by wooden beams for the roof.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Edificis amb Ús No Residencial. Inclou Edificis de Nova Planta de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    L'Escorxador Municipal Swimming Pool