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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 (5)

  1. Vila de Gràcia Library

    Josep Llinàs Carmona, Joan Vera i García

    Vila de Gràcia Library

    The intersection between Torrent de l’Olla Street and Travessera de Gràcia is, from a traffic point of view, a first-rate connection between the district of Gràcia and the city. For this reason, the library acquires a representative character that does not correspond to the small dimensions of a plot of land that, on the other hand, is typical of the urban fabric of the area. It is therefore an uncommon use for a site normally intended for housing. The configuration of the building expresses this mismatch between the site and the new program that is inserted into it. The usual column of floors is inflated by gradations, in order to express the activities that take place inside the building. The façade that faces the street does not substantially affect the organisation of the building, but uses its own elements that give thickness to the skin, while an emergency pillar does the work that the wall has stopped doing.
  2. EU Mies Award

    Vila de Gràcia Library

  3. Jaume Fuster Library

    Josep Llinàs Carmona, Joan Vera i García

    Jaume Fuster Library

    The project’s proposal is complex, in response to a place with a great mix of urban interference. The choice of this shape is based on two considerations: first, the character that the main façade adopts as a backdrop for the site where the building is located. This façade should be considered as an addition to the large rear façades of the buildings that have access to República Argentina Avenue. Secondly, the project takes into account the transformations of use and concept that will take place in this part of the city thanks to the connection of the "green corridor" with Lesseps Square. In the first case, an attempt is made to merge the volume of the library with the subsequent volumes. In plan, this translates into a rhomboidal perimeter that completes the morphology initiated by those buildings. The library thus confronts the staircase and the character of Lesseps Square as another piece of the urban fabric behind it.
  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Jaume Fuster Library

  5. Vila-Seca House

    Josep Llinàs Carmona, Joan Vera i García

    Vila-Seca House

    L'habitatge, entre mitgeres, està situat al casc antic de Vila-seca en un context d'habitatges de similar grandària a la del nostre projecte. Una infreqüent diferència entre els m² en què es traduïa el programa i els m² que es podien construir, ens va permetre introduir a l'habitatge dos buits (un pati de 4x5, 5m i una terrassa descoberta a la planta segona de 4x5m) que faciliten usos privats a l'exterior sense perdre la privacitat de l'habitatge. La posició d'aquests dos buits i la relació que s'estableix entre ells, permet l'assolellament del fons de la planta baixa, on se situa la biblioteca (que és també estudi i espai de trobada) Pati i terrassa, permeten la ventilació creuada de peces com la sala d'estar o la cuina-menjador i la duplicació d'usos domèstics a l'exterior, mitjançant terrasses i balcons de diferents mides i graus de privacitat, dotats de mecanismes (persianes, lluernes, tribunes, tendals) que introdueixin "habitabilitat" a mig camí entre l'interior i la intempèrie.

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