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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    El Teatre Principal de Terrassa conservava, molt malmesa, la seva façana del 1909, la primera crugia amb el vestíbul i el foyer, i uns espais desaprofitats a sota d'una cúpula a la coberta. La façana ha recuperat la seva dignitat urbana, el vestíbul i el foyer estan al servei d'una nova i moderna sala teatral (660 localitats) dotada de l'escenari i dels serveis d'escena que precisa malgrat l'estretor del solar i de la seva única façana a la via pública. Sota la cúpula hi ha una segona sala per a actes culturals, música de cambra o lectures poètiques.
  4. Can Manyer Library

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

    Can Manyer Library

    La Biblioteca de Vilassar La rehabilitació d’aquesta nau és un exercici de recuperació del patrimoni industrial de Vilassar i un joc d’arquitectura racional, clara i diàfana realitzat a partir de la funcionalitat de la biblioteca per a donar nova vida als dos grans espais de la vella fàbrica tèxtil. La planta inferior, amb els rengles de pilars de foneria i les voltes a la catalana, és un espai del qual arrenquen dues noves escales obertes cap a un altre espai,encara més alt, que mostra, filiformes, les esveltes encavallades de suport del doble vessant de la coberta: És un edifici plàcid i serè, un autèntic temple de la industria tèxtil del nostre país. S’ha recuperat la col·lecció més gran coneguda de rajoles de mosaic hidràulic amb la inquietant al·legoria de Barcelona inclosa. Els serveis de la biblioteca que han de quedar tancats es resolen amb unes construccions de fusta a l’interior dels dos grans espais sense arribar a sostre, coberts per si mateixos com uns quioscs lleugers.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Maresme)


    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Maresme)

    Can Manyer Library