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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Created by:


2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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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Chronology (6)

  1. Reconstruction, Remodelling and Extension of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House

    Dilmé & Fabré Arquitectes, Lluís Dilmé i Romagós, Francesc Xavier Fabré i Carreras, Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubió

    Reconstruction, Remodelling and Extension of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House

    On January 31, 1994, a fire broke out in the theatre which completely burned down all the stage and hall facilities. The next day, the GTL Consortium Plenary agreed to rebuild the theatre on the same site as required by the 1993 Special Plan. The Reconstruction and Expansion of the Liceu Theatre introduced the tension between "Innovation" and "Memory" as a central notion, taking into account the parameters of contemporary opera houses as basic objectives: "the technical elements, safety and comfort, and architecture". Priority was given to the decision to rebuild, as it was and where it was, the audience hall as it enjoyed a very strong spatial unity and visual breadth, a fact recognised among European opera houses.
  2. EU Mies Award

    Reconstruction, Remodelling and Extension of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House

  3. Terrassa Principal Theatre

    Dilmé & Fabré Arquitectes, Lluís Dilmé i Romagós, Francesc Xavier Fabré i Carreras

    Terrassa Principal Theatre

    The Main Theatre of Terrassa preserved, badly damaged, its façade from 1909 as well as the first floor with the lobby and foyer, and some wasted spaces under a dome on the roof. The façade has regained its urban dignity, the hall and the foyer are at the service of a new and modern theatre hall (660 seats) equipped with the stage and stage services that it needs despite the narrowness of the site and its only façade on the public road. Under the dome there is a second room for cultural events, chamber music or poetry readings.
  4. Can Manyer Library

    Dilmé & Fabré Arquitectes, Lluís Dilmé i Romagós, Francesc Xavier Fabré i Carreras

    Can Manyer Library

    The Vilassar Library. The rehabilitation of this industrial unit is an exercise in the recovery of the industrial heritage of Vilassar and a game of rational, clear and diaphanous architecture made from the functionality of the library to give new life to the two large spaces of the old textile factory. The lower floor, with the rows of foundry pillars and the Catalan vaults, is a space from which two new open staircases lead to another even higher space which shows the slender trusses supporting the double side of the roof. It is a placid and serene building, a real temple of our country's textile industry. The largest known collection of hydraulic mosaic tiles with the haunting allegory of Barcelona included has been recovered. The services of the library that must remain closed are solved with wooden constructions inside the two large spaces without reaching the ceiling, covered by themselves like light kiosks.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Maresme)

    Can Manyer Library


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