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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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Arquitecte per l’ETSAB 1982 (qualificació excel·lent) i Master in Architecture and Building Design per la Columbia University de Nova York 1985, especialització en edificis d’ús públic.

Participant a l’ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design) d’Urbino (1981), curs sobre arquitectura i espai públic urbà.

Arquitecte del Servei de Projectes Urbans de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona (1987-2004) i arquitecte del Servei de l’Espai Públic de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (2004-2007).

Actualment treballa com a professional lliberal en projectes d’espais públics i edificis públics.

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  1. Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

    Rafael de Cáceres Zurita, Jordi Henrich i Monràs, Olga Tarrasó Climent

    Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

    The promenade of Moll de la Barceloneta next to Moll de la Fusta materialises the idea of a perimeter crown that surrounds the Old Port as an urban element at the scale of the city. The project is arranged as a large linear space, maintaining its vocation for a promenade linked to Barceloneta and the Port, and reinforces the concept of empty space in the harbor scale. Thus, the sidewalk on the side of Barceloneta is extended up to 15 metres, recovering the historical configuration of the promenade, improving the relationship between pedestrian space and commercial establishments. There is an underground car park under the driveway. The section of the promenade between the road and the water reflects the change in scale, an eleven-metre sidewalk is related to the side of Barceloneta through groups of trees that break the alignments of the street generating new visuals towards the great areas of the promenade, which open towards the port, marked by groups of palm trees. At the ends are two large, slightly inclined squares as transitional elements with respect to the buildings.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Outdoor Spaces
    Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Outdoor Spaces
    La Barceloneta Seafront Promenade

  4. Moll de Barcelona Quay Promenade

    Jordi Henrich i Monràs, Olga Tarrasó Climent

    Moll de Barcelona Quay Promenade

    The Barcelona pier is the south-west boundary between the Port Vell area (port transformed into an urban space) and the industrial port. The pier, 630 by 170 metres, is currently used by cruise lines and regular lines with the Balearic Islands. The dimensions and design of the promenade are in relation to the geometry of the World Trade Center building, located at one end of the pier, and the underground car park. The WTCB is a large volume of four buildings with an inverted frustoconical envelope. A plinth formed by two passenger terminals frames the tower of the Montjuïc cable car, one of the landscape landmarks of the port. A platform connects the new buildings with the city. The central promenade reserved for pedestrians is framed by the roads where the vehicles traveling to the WTCB and the parking ramps travel. At the urban end of the pier, an elliptical roundabout connects to the city's pedestrian and road circuit. In order to filter the presence of the large building in relation to the pier, the promenade tries to relate to the port's landscape context. The granite pavement is laid out in transversal strips, connecting the central promenade and the side sidewalks, and is structured by means of a grid of slats and parterres that make up several areas: one in the centre, with a linear route, and two on the sides, of a more static character. The vegetation and the lighting are drawn in two frames that articulate the platform. There is a main plot of medium-sized trees, gleditsias triacanthos plants from every 8 and 11 m, with date palms here and there. At the ends of the promenade, the tall casuarinas mingle with the palm trees according to a syncopated rhythm. Finally, there is a regular arrangement of small trees, parkinsonia aculeata, which introduce areas of shade and changing colours throughout the year. The lighting elements (stainless steel columns with angled arms that project light in various directions) are located throughout the platform and create a transparent ceiling over the promenade while shading the presence of the large building.
  5. Rambla de Gavà

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Jordi Henrich i Monràs

    Rambla de Gavà

    Rambla de Gavà is between Carrer de Gaudí and the C-245 highway. It is 575 m long and 20 m wide, with some wider sections such as the Jaume Perich and Josep Tarradellas squares. The action consisted of the complete conversion of the promenade into a pedestrian area to enhance its urban qualities, both in use and landscape. Only the streets that cross it maintain vehicle traffic and access to the parking lots located on the promenade has been regulated with stainless steel pylons. The pavement has been unified with a single material, garnet-coloured porphyry of Asian origin, which is related to the historical memory of the Gavà stone. The pavement is medium in size, 20 cm wide, to make it very resistant to compression and bending. In the central walkway, the thickness of the pavement is 6 cm and in its lateral spaces it is 8. We have worked with a topographic section inherent to its character as a boulevard, although eliminating all unevenness to make it completely accessible. With this unitary treatment of the support plane and without obstacles, the promenade takes on new, much larger dimensions and the built urban context is highlighted, as well as the gardens of the Lluc house. The arrangement of the pavement in courses parallel to the axis of the central walk enhances the longitudinal dimension. The characteristic trees of the boulevard, the plane trees, have been maintained, renewing those specimens in poor condition. The furniture and lighting, sober and functional, enhance the spatial qualities of the walk. The lighting columns are made of anodised aluminum. The benches are of the Nu type with and without backrest. For the terraces, new unified furniture has been designed with ecru-colored umbrellas and aluminum chairs and tables, which will contribute significantly to the urban quality and order of the new promenade. In the cross streets, without differences in level with the boulevard, traffic is channeled using cylindrical stainless-steel posts. The action has also included the construction of a new sewer network, fiber optics, and all services have been buried and rebuilt. At the top of the promenade, Plaça de Batista i Roca and Carrer d'Antoni Gaudí have been completely renovated, where an underground car park has been built, allowing the promenade to be freed from its blue zone. The square, fully integrated with the promenade in terms of materials, is a large porphyry plane that allows all types of civic activities; the transition with the perimeters, located at different levels, occurs through green slopes and different stairs. A wall also appears on the border with the Sant Llorenç stream. Both the steps and the wall are finished in porphyry and the shear cut on the visible side of the stone of the wall stands out.
  6. MR Park

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Jordi Henrich i Monràs

    MR Park

    The Maria Regordosa Park is in Els Quatre Cantons district, in the area of the town of Ripollet located on the right bank of the Ripoll river, is a park that already existed previously and that presented some deficiencies: excess of vegetation, lack of a perimeter sidewalk on Carrer de Tarragona, poor communication between the park, its urban environment and the Primary Healthcare Center (CAP) and pavements, inadequate lighting and furniture. The park is at the level of the buildings that front it on the north side, which is a lower level than the perimeter streets located on the south, west and east sides. The transition between the central space of the park and the perimeter streets was through slopes with a steep slope. The park, in relation to its surroundings, was really enclosed. The intervention sought to open the park as a space towards the context that surrounds it, thus creating a new perception of this space. The unevenness between the park and Carrer de Tarragona has been reduced by carrying out careful topography work. The level of the base of the slope has been raised so that it forms a plane with a slope of 1' 1.5% transverse to the hall pavement; in this way the perimeter slopes have been softened and the park has stopped being trapped. With the work, the perimeter spaces for pedestrians have been improved through new and wide sidewalks with trees, both on Carrer de Tarragona and Carretera de Terrassa and Carrer de la Verge de Montserrat. The different accesses to the park, located in the corners, have been improved, most of which are now adapted with ramps, as well as the communication between the city and the CAP through the park, through a system of integrated stairs and ramps on the new slopes with grass, and an adapted pedestrian crossing with traffic lights. The existing underpass under Carrer de Tarragona, which connects this park with the one next to the CAP, has also been maintained. The excess vegetation has been solved by removing the one that was in bad condition. A new and varied planting of trees has been done in order to achieve a flowering of the park at different times of the year. Cottonwood, lindens and mimosas on the slopes and tipuanas in the lawn, and alignment banana trees on the perimeter sidewalks. The slopes have been planted with grass and verbena (Verbena repens) in different colours (red, blue, pink, lilac), and circular patches of verbena have also been incorporated in the central hall space to qualify this space and enrich the variety of flowering vegetation in the new park. The lighting of the park and the roads has been renewed. The old street furniture has been replaced with a higher quality one and new children's games have been placed in a circular enclosure surrounded by a wooden fence. A new sewer network has also been built for the park.
  7. Premio Década

    Award-Winner / Winner
    Arrangement of the Ronda del Mig Ring Road

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