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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Created by:


2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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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  1. School and Convent of Our Lady of Montserrat

    Joan Pascual i Batlle

    Spacious, solid, U-shaped house, consisting of cellars with tile vaults, three floors and an attic. The interiors are divided between the toilets in the basement and the classrooms, interns' rooms and cloisters on the upper floors, arranged around the aforementioned U-shaped courtyard. The monumental harmony of the chamfered façade, the attic arches, and the single nave chapel with belfry, attached to the building, should be highlighted. The Franciscan Nuns, at the request of Rector Josep Perera, who saw the lack of education among the girls in the town, began classes on January 2, 1888. Two years later, during the Festa Major of 1890, the first stone of the Franciscan College and public chapel was blessed.
  2. Can Valls

    Joan Pascual i Batlle

    Large quadrangular house, with a flat roof, vaulted floor plan and two floors. The main floor has a tribune added in the modernist period, with five sides and stairs at the back. The interior offers large, illuminated spaces. With the last Republic, the house became a national school and then all the old interior layout was altered. It is worth highlighting the remains of the large garden that surrounds it, in the garage – today converted into the farmer’s home – and the cave of fantastic invention, now hidden. For many years, this house was the summer house of the Valls family. In 1932, the then republican city council leased the building to convert it into a school although it did not function as a national school until the 1940s. This school use was maintained until 1976, when the Escola Montcau was inaugurated. Shortly afterwards it was saved from demolition to make flats, thanks to the campaign to save buildings and green spaces carried out by the Democratic Assembly of Gelida and other people sensitised by art. At the beginning of the 1990s, the secondary school was temporarily located there until the inauguration of the Gelida Institute in 2004. On October 15, 2013, the City Council approved in the ordinary meeting the contract file for the rehabilitation works of the building, which will host the Municipal Music School.
  3. Mir House

    Joan Pascual i Batlle

    It is a detached house with a garden around it. It consists of a ground floor, a main floor and an attic with a higher viewing tower. The roof is on all four sides, with ridges and two-coloured lace tiles. It has a back porch. The interior around a side staircase consists of lounges, kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, and bedrooms on the first floor.

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