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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

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2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

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Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

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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

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Arquitecte. Titulat el 1915, professor i catedràtic de l’Escola Superior de Arquitectura. Considerat un dels més prolífics arquitectes catalans de la primera meitat del segle XX. Realitzà entre d’altres l’edifici de “La Unión i el Fénix Español” (1931) al Pg. de Gràcia, el “Frare Negre” al carrer de Balmes (1940) o el “Banco Español de Crédito” (1947) a Pl. Catalunya. A Girona trobem l'edifici de Correus i Telègrafs (1920), conjuntament amb Enric Catà i Catà.

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  1. Seu de Correus a Girona

    Eusebi Bona i Puig, Enric Catà i Catà

    Seu de Correus a Girona

    Un concurs de projectes en el qual també va participar R. Masó decantà l’encàrrec a favor de l’associació del novell Bona amb un llavors noucentista Catà. De Masó, un i altre en van recollir el coronament amb cúpula derivada a cilíndrica, lluent i revestida de rajola de València. L’edifici ignora estilísticament l’esmorteït neoclàssic de la plaça de Sant Agustí, encara que hi obre un porxo a la cantonada, repetit a l’altre extrem per tal d’equilibrar el basament. Si bé hi destaquen el gran ordre central, amb arc triomfal inscrit, i altres recursos emblemàtics del monumentalisme, l’interès se centra principalment en la fàbrica i la cal·ligrafia de la façana, on l’encuny esquemàtic d’ordres clàssics, en un joc molt pla sobre rajol, innova realment el llenguatge i el ritme arquitectònics. Els entresolats i altres (i nombroses) alteracions fan poc reconeixedora l’estimable estructuració de l’organisme.
  2. Royal Palace of Pedralbes

    Eusebi Bona i Puig, Francesc de Paula Nebot i Torrens

    Royal Palace of Pedralbes

    The palace, located at the entrance of Barcelona, next to Diagonal Avenue, consists of a central body of four floors, with a chapel at the back, and two side wings, three stories high, which open on the main façade in a curved shape. The exterior reflects the historicist aesthetic, with a taste between neoclassicism and noucentisme, prevailing at the time of its construction: porches of Tuscan columns, semicircular arch openings with medallions interspersed (on the side façades), and crowning vases. The interior, on the other hand, is a popular mix of different styles, both in the decoration of walls and ceilings and in the furniture, ranging from Louis XIV to the most contemporary, to English and Dutch furniture. One of the rooms is decorated with paintings by Francesc Pla, "el Vigatà", from the palace of the Marquis of Montsolís. The Palau de Pedralbes was built between 1920 and 1924 as a royal residence, on land donated by the Güell family to Les Corts de Sarrià. The old Güell tower was completely modified by the architects Eusebi Bona, author of the project, and Francesc de P. Nebot, who directed the works from mid 1923. The palace was not completely finished until 1929. Salvador Alarma, the set designer and decorator, Santiago Marco, Rafael Parcerisas, Francesc Labarta and the architect Sagnier himself worked on its decoration. The garden was designed by Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí between 1925 and 1927 from pre-existing vegetation. When the Republic was proclaimed, the palace became property of the Barcelona City Council, which installed the Museum of Decorative Arts (1932). From 1939 it was the residence of General Franco in Barcelona, and in 1960 it was opened to the public. The Stables Pavilion has housed the Carriage Museum since 1970.
  3. Remodelling of Heribert Pons House

    Eusebi Bona i Puig

  4. Pirelli Commercial Premises

    Eusebi Bona i Puig

    Pirelli Commercial Premises

    Eusebi Bona was a professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture between 1922 and 1960. He was a representative of monumental architecture, with projects such as La Unión y el Fénix (1930) and the Spanish Credit Bank (1942-1947), which were all resolved with a neoclassical language. However, among his works, some projects of a markedly rationalist nature stand out, such as the Nestlé office building (1934-1935) on Aragó Street and the Pirelli office building (1948) on Gran Via. In both buildings, an abstraction process is carried out that tends to the purest and most functional forms of rationalism, but still supported under a tripartite structure and a symmetry typical of classical culture. The Nestlé building's façade is from the 1930s, battered and painted dark brown like the GATCPAC buildings, with large voids taking up most of the surface area. On the other hand, the façade of the Pirelli building is resolved with a system of grey granite mullions which allow the glass surface to be increased and provide the appearance of a curtain wall. The central body of this façade stands out from the background thanks to a small projection that turns it into an abstract element, oblivious to the particularities of the building's connections with the ground, the sky and the neighbours.
  5. Former Nestlé Commercial Building

    Eusebi Bona i Puig

    Former Nestlé Commercial Building

    Edifici entre mitgeres situat al carrer Aragó, entre Rambla de Catalunya i el carrer de Balmes. Consta de planta baixa, sis pisos i coberta plana. A la planta baixa s'obren cinc obertures simètriques, amb la porta principal al centre emmarcada per una motllura plana, una finestra rectangular per banda i portes de grans dimensions als extrems. Els pisos superiors estan foradats per grans finestres horitzontals tripartides que segueixen els mateixos eixos verticals de les obertures de la planta baixa. El mur de l'última planta està enretirat respecte al pla de la façana deixant una terrassa davant amb unes columnes llises que aguanten en ràfec de la coberta. El fet que aquest mur quedi enretirat i que la coberta tingui una mica de voladís crea un joc de llum i ombres en la façana. Com a única decoració es pot veure que el mur que ocupen els tres eixos centrals s'avança lleugerament com si fos una pilastra coronada amb una fina cornisa. Una motllura llisa separa el quart pis del cinquè. Edifici encarregat per l'empresa Nestlé per acollir les seves oficines. Entre el 1934 i el 1935 es va construir l'edifici que constava de planta baixa i quatre pisos, però el 1957 es va fer una ampliació on es van afegir dos pisos més. L'any 1982 els arquitectes Gelpí, Henry i Rovira van fer una reforma general per tal d'acollir dependències de la Generalitat.
  6. Seu del Banco Español de Crédito a Girona

    Eusebi Bona i Puig

    Seu del Banco Español de Crédito a Girona

    L’empordanès Bona, que el 1916 ja havia construït un joc de calcària i rajola a la Gran Via (Correus), encarà l’edifici bancari i administratiu mitjançant dos cossos diferenciats que sostenen una rica relació amb les alineacions. L’esquematisme general no empobreix una clara composició geomètrica de gran regularitat i escala, coronada eficaçment pel ràfec de formigó i sustentada en l’extradós pels cossos de fàbrica.


  • Perspectiva de l'Edifici de la Unión y El Fénix Español.


    Perspectiva de l'Edifici de la Unión y El Fénix Español.

    © Fons Eusebi Bona i Puig / Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Perspectiva del vestíbul i del saló públic del Banco Español de Crédito


    Perspectiva del vestíbul i del saló públic del Banco Español de Crédito

    © Fons Eusebi Bona i Puig / Arxiu Històric del COAC

  • Perspectiva del Banco Español de Crédito


    Perspectiva del Banco Español de Crédito

    © Fons Eusebi Bona i Puig / Arxiu Històric del COAC

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