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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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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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Chronology (6)

  1. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Disseny d'Interiors
    Sala Picasso i Oficina de la Vocalia de Cultura

  2. Can Casacuberta Library

    Jordi Moliner i Salinas, Antoni Poch Vives

    Can Casacuberta Library

    The project contemplates the reuse of part of the old industrial warehouses of Can Casacuberta. The need to build a new building independent of the complex to house the service areas was obvious. Thus, the existing warehouses could continue to be free and diaphanous to solve, with simplicity and efficiency, the arrangement of the furniture and the library activities. A covered porch, which acts as a joint between the two buildings, solves the accessibility problems of the complex.
  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation
    Can Casacuberta Library

  4. Sant Feliu de Guíxols Law Courts

    Jaume Avellaneda Díaz Grande, Josep Lluís Mateo i Martínez, Jordi Moliner i Salinas, Antoni Poch Vives

    Sant Feliu de Guíxols Law Courts

    El projecte pren com a referència principal la mitgera deixada per l’edificació preexistent, que es consolida amb independència de la nova edificació. La coberta del cos principal, paral·lel a la mitgera, queda pinçada per la part posterior i s’obre cap a l’altra banda del solar. Aquest cos acull els jutjats i les sales de vistes, i és de dimensions més petites que les edificacions veïnes. La resta del programa se situa en uns cossos davanters de cobertes variables. L’edifici adopta així un davant i un darrere referits al teixit urbà i indiferents al carrer, des d’on es revela el procediment compositiu a través de la secció.
  5. Single-Family Dwelling in Sant Fruitós de Bages

    Jordi Moliner i Salinas, Antoni Poch Vives

    Single-Family Dwelling in Sant Fruitós de Bages

    L’estructura portant de l’habitatge ordena i defineix cadascun dels espais, com també els usos de la parcel·la en la seva totalitat. Una retícula ordenada de 4,50 metres de crugia determina les parts generals de la casa, tant a l’interior com a l’exterior. La planta de l’habitatge adopta una forma de E i crea uns patis entre les ales edificades que permeten resoldre al mateix temps el problema de les vistes i de l’orientació. La planta superior té una disposició lineal, superposada a la forma en E de la planta de sota, la qual cosa genera unes terrasses que donen als patis inferiors. Aquestes terrasses queden comunicades entre elles per unes passarel·les que donen lloc a un recorregut interessant per l’exterior de l’habitatge. D’aquesta manera, la casa és el resultat de l’aplicació del programa domèstic a unes dades geomètriques i estructurals que han estat decidides prèviament.

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