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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Arquitecte per l’ETSAB, 2001.
Des de 2001 dirigeix el seu propi Estudi d’Arquitectura, un espai pluridisciplinari on comparteix investigació i projectes. Ha desenvolupat projectes de diferents escales, relacionats principalment amb la construcció i rehabilitació d’habitatges i amb l’arquitectura per a l’educació.
Ha estat professor convidat a l’escola EINA de Barcelona, l’Escola EDRA de Rubí i l’Escola d’Arquitectura de Reus, així com professor assistent a l’Escola d’Arquitectura de Talca (Xile).
La seva obra ha estat publicada i exhibida a diferents ciutats espanyoles i europees. Seleccionat com un dels 9 representants del pavelló català-balear de la Biennal de Arquitectura de Venècia 2012. Ha estat reconegut, entre d’altres, als premis FAD 2011, 2017 i 2018, Menció Especial del Jurat Arquia/Proxima 2012, y nominat al Premi d’Arquitectura Contemporània de la Unió Europea–Premi Mies van der Rohe 2013.
La seva obra ha format part, entre d’altres, de l’exposició Matèria Sensible: Arquitectes joves catalans” amb itinerància a Lisboa, Coruña, Berlín i Barcelona. Així com a les diferents Mostres d’Arquitectura Catalana del COAC.
Actualment realitza projectes de reforma i obra nova a Catalunya i Aragó, i ha estat el guanyador del premi García Mercadal 2018 atorgat pel Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes d’Aragó.
Recentment ha publicat el llibre coral “Altres Glòries. Proposta per a la renaturalització de Barcelona”, finalista dels premis FAD de Pensament i Crítica.


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Chronology (6)

  1. A First Floor Apartment in the Batlló Passage

    David Sebastian Ucles

    A First Floor Apartment in the Batlló Passage

    We found an interior full of subdivisions, a large courtyard, and obvious traces of 100 years of occupation. The client had a few things clear: to gain space, light, many closets and not make a "loft"... We build masonry partitions, parallel to the longitudinal direction of the floor, which run inside and to the outside connecting with the existing roof. They separate and sustain. The wooden tapes, which fit between the partitions, are stretched and folded without touching the ceiling. They are horizontal and vertical cabinets that also free the façades and concentrate the services. They contain and unify. Spaces are chained together and we cut them into sequences that make them bigger than they are. Corners are generated and overlaps, intersections and encounters are caused. Let's try to undo the boundaries between the inside and the outside, as well as between the different interior spaces. We understand the project as part of a never-ending process. We leave the work finished and open at the same time.
  2. Pre-School Centre

    David Sebastian + Gerard Puig Arquitectes, Gerard Puig i Freixas, David Sebastian Ucles

    Pre-School Centre

    We are being asked to build a nursery school by renovating and extending the ground floor of an existing farmhouse. On the first floor, there is also a multipurpose room with independent access. The terraced situation of the plot forces us to access the school by going down a double ramp and allows us to access the multipurpose room with a walkway at ground level. We plan the project as a "link" between the existing building and the new construction. The new building is differentiated into strips that penetrate depending on the program. Internally, the plant works as a large central street that runs through the classrooms and collects spaces for common use, such as the psychomotor area and the dining room. The classrooms are connected to each other. The centres of changing rooms and bathrooms are placed between them to delimit them and share services. The materials used provide a neutral and austere environment, voluntarily avoiding the excess of permanent stimuli. The movement, the ornament and the colour will be provided in abundance by the little new users and their caretakers, who will be able to renew them repeatedly, and in a much more effective way than we can.
  3. FAD Award

    Shortlisted. Category: Architecture
    Pre-School Centre

  4. Amposta School of Art and Design

    David Sebastian + Gerard Puig Arquitectes, Gerard Puig i Freixas, David Sebastian Ucles

    Amposta School of Art and Design

    01. Bases. El concurs plantejava la construcció de dos edificis de programes i escales ben diferents. D'una banda un equipament docent destinat a re-ubicar i millorar l'Escola d'Art i Disseny de la ciutat, i de l'altra un pavelló de fires que substituís el ja existent al propi solar, actualment molt deteriorat. Dos emplaçaments contigus, però separats per un vial. 02. Primera Fase. Ha comprés la construcció del primer edifici, el de l’Escola d’Art i Disseny. Aquest inclou en planta baixa una sala polivalent que forma part del programa del segon edifici a construir, el pavelló de fires, actualment en fase de projecte. 03. Contaminació. No entenem el projecte com a dos edificis aïllats. Proposem una intervenció que afavoreixi una lectura conjunta. Trobem el verb "contaminar" per explicar el que busquem; barrejar l'un en l'altre, trobar un llenguatge comú. En planta i en secció. En la forma i en el fons. Les dimensions de l'auditori fixen les llums de la fira. Els espais més petits de la fira prenen les dimensions de les aules de l'escola, i a l'inrevés. 04. Franges. Els edificis s’organitzen per franges de 9m. d'amplada, i d’alçades variables [+4m/+8m/+12m]. Aquestes franges s’agrupen i llisquen en funció del programa, de l’entorn i dels límits edificables. La nova topografía abarca des de l'escala més humana dels porxos i les peces baixes, fins a l'escala dels lluernaris i l'edificació en alçada. 05. Sistema. El projecte resultant és més una manera de construir al lloc, que no pas una resposta definitiva. Unes regles de joc que permeten sistematitzar el possibles canvis de programa o la construcció per fases. Paràmetres fixes que atorguen flexibilitat al resultat final. 06. En procés. El vent de mestral, la geologia del delta i… la manca de finançament, entre d'altres, són ara els factors determinants per continuar. Noves dades que ens fan redibuixar un i altre cop el projecte, amb la certesa de que continua sent el mateix.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions de Rehabilitació, tant de Promoció Pública com Privada
    A First Floor Apartment in the Batlló Passage

  6. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Ebre)

    Amposta School of Art and Design


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