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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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edittio Nubilum

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  1. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design
    Galeria 42

  2. Reconstruction of the German Pavilion

    Cristian Cirici i Alomar, Fernando Juan Ramos Galino, Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubió

    Reconstruction of the German Pavilion

    The first proposal for the reconstruction of the German pavilion was made in Mies van der Rohe by Group R, which received an enthusiastic response from the architect, but the project did not prosper due to the Administration’s disinterest. There is a second proposal by Joan Bassegoda i Nonell from 1964, and ten years later Professor Fernando Ramos organised a seminar to get to know the building in detail, as there was almost no project originally. The final proposal was born in 1981, when some scholars and historians already had a fair knowledge of the archived materials in Barcelona, Berlin, New York and Chicago. This knowledge, in addition to some working hypotheses and the analysis of the remains found in the same place, could guarantee the rigorous fidelity of the reconstruction, based on the original building and not so much on the redrawn plans that Mies had done on behalf of Werner Blaser. Reconstruction differs from the original in aspects such as roof waterproofing, water collection or security. The building is currently the Mies van der Rohe Foundation headquarters and functions as a conference room for small events.
  3. Jori-Miserachs House

    Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubió

    Jori-Miserachs House

    La casa es troba en un terreny de planta rectangular, uniforme i regular, amb un lleuger pendent cap al mar i orientat a l’est. El punt de partida del projecte és una traça lineal que travessa el solar de banda a banda i que determina l’establiment de les traces secundàries. Aquesta llarga recta vidrada esdevé alhora la façana de la sala d’estar i el corredor que porta cap als dormitoris. L’espai obert de la piscina i la terrassa obliga a donar a la sala d’estar una segona façana, que defineix la geometria que tanca la casa per la part posterior. La peculiar forma de la casa, aparentment arbitrària, és el resultat de l’acceptació de la llei de configuració suggerida pel programa funcional. La casa ofereix una imatge opaca des de totes les façanes, i l’únic espai obert que sembla que generi activitat és el racó privat de la terrassa i la piscina.
  4. Rehabilitation of the Pati Llimona and Correu Vell Palaces

    Gustau Gili Galfetti, Francesc Labastida i Azemar, Agustí Obiol i Sánchez, Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubió

    Rehabilitation of the Pati Llimona and Correu Vell Palaces

    The aim of the project is the joint recovery of two buildings: the Llimona courtyard and the Old Post Office as a civic centre to highlight the new criteria for the restoration of the Roman wall in the historic centre of Barcelona. This building is built on two entire Roman towers and a third one on the edge of the Porta Decumana. In the course of the rehabilitation, one of the pedestrian portals and the central arch of the Porta de Mar are being restored. The original central body of the Marc Palace building (12th-13th century) is based on the grid of the central wall where stucco frescoes are recovered on the walls of the rooms and the ceiling of the main room. This palace will later pass to the Gualbes Family (13th-18th century), gold merchants who will make several extensions and transformations. In the interest of recovering the structure of the medieval streets, the Old Post Office Palace (16th century) project is also included, named after the service it offered to the city. It is a large house in Barcelona with an open central courtyard, large windows in the style of Lloctinent Palace and an external staircase like those on Montcada Street. The rehabilitation carried out on the buildings, streets, and wall, has the vocation to be adaptable to the changing needs of the city.
  5. 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.
  6. Margarida Fontdevila House

    Francisco Javier López del Castillo, Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubió

    Margarida Fontdevila House

    La casa satisfà un programa unifamiliar molt senzill en una petita parcel·la vora el mar, en un indret caracteritzat pels antics marges construïts per la plantació de vinyes i la seva destrucció posterior per l’aparició d’una pineda. El referent de la composició són les vistes al mar i la protecció contra la tramuntana. A partir d’un mur estès a la banda nord, la construcció queda determinada per dos murs més que formen ventall i creen uns àmbits de dimensions i alçàries diferents. La primera crugia, més gran i més oberta, acull la sala d’estar, l’escala d’accés a la primera planta i una àmplia terrassa. La segona crugia, més petita i més tancada, acull la cuina i el menjador. La porta d’accés se situa en el punt de trobada de totes dues crugies. A la planta superior es repeteix aquesta simbiosi entre les dimensions i els usos, amb el dormitori principal a la crugia petita i els dormitoris dels fills a la crugia gran.
  7. EU Mies Award

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

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