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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Imma Jansana Ferrer

    Gavà Seafront Promenade

    El Passeig Marítim de Gavà està situat a la zona més occidental del Delta del Llobregat. Era un espai d'un especial interès paisatgístic, un dels darrers reductes d’ecosistemes dunars del Delta del Llobregat, del que el projecte de passeig marítim es proposà assegurar-ne la seva pervivència. Aquest projecte es va redactar a partir del respecte i la potenciació dels elements naturals, els quals van esdevenir a elements fonamentals del nou projecte. L’objectiu va ser mantenir les característiques mediambientals dels sistemes dunars. Es varen dissenyar dues cintes de paviment zigzaguejants que transcorrien paral·leles al mar absolutament adaptades a la topografia del lloc, alhora que intentant salvaguardar els elements vegetals de major interès. El projecte es va definir incorporant i controlant els elements naturals en el propi disseny, aprofitant els vents per a la formació de dunes i per tant afavorint la protecció de la pineda, aprofitant el transport de la sorra cap a l'interior incorporant-la als paviments, i utilitzant només vegetació autòctona dunar.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Outdoor Spaces

    FAD Award

    Gavà Seafront Promenade

  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Intervencions en Espais Exteriors

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Restoration of the Anti-Aircraft Batteries on Turó de la Rovira

  4. Restoration of the Anti-Aircraft Batteries on Turó de la Rovira

    AAUP Arquitectes, Jansana-De la Villa-De Paauw Arquitectes, Imma Jansana Ferrer, Jordi Romero Sabí

    Restoration of the Anti-Aircraft Batteries on Turó de la Rovira

    During the Spanish Civil War, in 1938-39, Barcelona was the first large European city to be massively bombed, becoming the general laboratory of what would be called "saturation bombings". The republican government built the first anti-aircraft batteries in Turó de la Rovira, which began operating on March 3, 1938. The abandoned batteries of Turó were immediately used by the shantytowns, creating the informal neighbourhood of "Els Canons", which came to house 110 huts with about 600 inhabitants. The restoration has been carried out with the aim of recovering the whole area as a centre of historical interpretation and a space for the memory of the city, while restoring it as a space destined for public use. We wanted to maintain the overlapping view of strata by showing it as an evolving landscape over time. We have opted for an intervention that highlights the elements of heritage and the existing landscape.
  5. Passeig Marítim del Prat de Llobregat

    Jansana-De la Villa-De Paauw Arquitectes, Conchita de la Villa, Imma Jansana Ferrer, Robert de Paauw

    Passeig Marítim del Prat de Llobregat

    El passeig marítim forma part del corredor verd de la costa entre les àrees protegides de les llacunes de La Ricarda i El Remolar. És fruit de les mesures de compensació de l’ampliació de l’aeroport de El Prat. És a dir estan construïts en terrenys de l’aeroport i és en part l’aeroport qui ha pagat les obres El Passeig Marítim s'ha dissenyat fora de perill de les invasions dels temporals de mar, passada la protecció d'una escullera que ha quedat soterrada a la sorra, El passeig està ara a 37 m del límit de la ZMT, mentre abans estava al límit de la ZMT Volíem crear un paisatge natural, el que implica l'adopció de mesures de cert control i limitació de la presència humana en algunes àrees, però alhora compatible amb un ordre que permetés la realització d'activitats controlades vinculades al temps lliure i en contacte amb la natura. El projecte va buscar establir una referència projectual que permetés comprendre el lloc i mostrar les seves característiques ambientals, assegurant la supervivència dels seus ecosistemes i enfortint-los.
  6. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: City and Landscape

    FAD Award

    Passeig Marítim del Prat de Llobregat