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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Arquitecte llicenciat amb Matrícula d’honor (10MH) per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona ETSAB-UPC (2011), incloent una estada a l’ Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), on va realitzar estudis de Restauro durant el curs 2008-2009. L’any 2017 finalitza el Màster de Recerca i Doctorat en Urbanisme a l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona ETSAB-UPC (TFM 10MH). Actualment desenvolupa el doctorat al Departament d’Urbanisme de l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC, 2018-).

Ha estat professor d’arquitectura efímera a l’Escola d’Art i Disseny de Reus (EADR, 2017 i 2018).
L’any 2013, conjuntament amb Ferran Tiñena i Maria Rius, funda l’estudi NUA arquitectures a Tarragona. L’obra de NUA ha estat distingida amb el Premi Alejandro de la Sota 2015, seleccionada als Premis FAD 2018, finalista en la XIV Biennal Espanyola d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, reconeguda amb una menció d’honor al VI Programa Arquia Próxima de la Fundació Arquia i nominada al Premi Europeu d’Arquitectura Contemporània - premis Mies van der Rohe 2019, entre d’altres. També ha estat exhibida en diferents exposicions, i ha estat publicada en diversos mitjans nacionals i in¬ternacionals com en la Monografia “España 2019” de AV. Durant els anys 2014, 2016 i 2018, l’estudi ha estat seleccionat com un dels estudis joves emergents d’Espanya en el marc del programa Arquia/próxima, i l’any 2016 va ser un dels 7 estudis seleccionats per representar a Catalunya a la Biennal d’Arquitectura de Venècia. L’estudi ha estat convidat a donar conferències en diverses institucions i escoles d’arquitectura com el Congrés Internacional Archmarathon de Milà (2016) o l’Escola d’Arquitectura de la Texas A&M University, EEUU (2014), entre d’altres. També ha estat convidat a formar part del jurat en diverses sessions crítiques en diverses escoles com l’Escola d’Arquitectura de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) o l’Escola d’Arquitectura de la Salle (URL) entre d’altres.


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Cronology (6)

  1. EU Mies Award

    Gongar Mechanic's Workshop

  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Camp de Tarragona)

    Award-Winner / Winner (ex aequo). Category: Intervencions Parcials. Inclou Intervencions Interiors i Exteriors, Efímeres o Permanents

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Camp de Tarragona)

    Cafè Roquet