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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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edittio Nubilum

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Jorge Vidal és arquitecte, graduat per l'Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona l'any 2005. El 2004 va estudiar a l'Acadèmia d'Arquitectura de Mendrisio en als ateliers de Peter Zumthor i de Valerio Olgiati. El 2003 va estudiar a Grècia amb Ellia Zenghelis gràcies a una beca atorgada per la fundació Mies Van der Rohe. En cursar el Màster de Projectes està actualment preparant el seu doctorat a l'ETSAB.

Des de 2008 fins avui ha estat professor al taller de Projectes de l'ETSAB. Al seu torn, va ser director de la sèrie de conferències conegudes com Fòrums ESARQ a la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya des del 2010 fins al 2016. Ha estat convidat a diverses conferències en diferents escoles d'arquitectura d'Espanya. Paral·lelament, escriu de manera regular articles sobre arquitectura.

Des de 2008 fins al 2015, Jorge Vidal va treballar amb Víctor Rahola a Rahola Vidal Arquitectes. El 2015 Jorge Vidal funda el seu actual estudi d'arquitectura.

Works (5)

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Cronology (8)

  1. Collage Building

    Rahola Vidal Arquitectes, Víctor Rahola i Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás

    Collage Building

    The Collage Building - Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre is an architecture integrated in the community and connected to the urban landscape as well as Barcelona’s social needs. It is a vertical city project organised by horizontal strata where each of the floors is related to the others by means of perforations and voids. Thus, we have an equipment building that combines several uses: a nursery school, a library, a play centre, a civic centre and an event hall. They are five programs that call for a close relationship with the outside; however, they share a single ground floor. This becomes a permeable and active civic place, which connects the surrounding city with the building and the park inside the block. The result is a collage of different parts, a sequential walk of urban episodes.
  2. Electrical Substation, Cooling and Heating Plant and Park

    Rahola Vidal Arquitectes, Víctor Rahola i Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás

    Electrical Substation, Cooling and Heating Plant and Park

    The commission of the project is the vertical envelope of a new energy plant which consists of an electrical sub-plant and a cold-heat plant located in Poblenou, Barcelona. The decisions refer, fundamentally, to the materials, the colours, the proportions of the architectural elements, doors, ventilation gaps, etc. Given the volume of the project and its location, next to a park (horizontal garden) surrounded by high-rise buildings, the proposed materials are exposed concrete coloured in copper oxide, modulated 3x1 metres vertically. The ventilation gaps of 9.5 and 5.5 square metres will be covered with metallic mesh cut diagonally according to the triangular module of the concrete formwork. The project proposes a vertical garden superimposed on the concrete structure. A structure of cables anchored to the connecting tubes of the formwork allow the controlled covering of the vegetation. The park (horizontal garden) and the façade of the energy-producing building (vertical garden) will form a green urban complex, producing oxygen. Between them a relationship is established between their productive and energetic capacities.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Collage Building

  4. Carles Taché Gallery

    Jorge Vidal Tomás

    Carles Taché Gallery

    The general layout of the gallery, the mixture of the new and the existing, is a deliberate composition, which gives shape to a coherent family of rooms and spaces, while varying in scale, proportion and quality of light. The existing building is stripped down as it is, while the new elements are reduced to a stand-alone settlement inside. That is why the proposal is to build a 4.20-metre-high enclosure where the observer's eye runs calmly. This limit defines a volume. The light is arranged from the roof and treated in a diluted way. The facilities are seen and consistent with the needs. Concrete floors and ceramic ceilings are the original. The old walls are simply painted white, and the new ones are plastered to give them a smooth continuity. The project is committed to the quality of the existing, while developing additional variations on the formal structure.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions Parcials. Inclou Intervencions de Rehabilitació

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Carles Taché Gallery

  6. Winery in Montras

    Rahola Vidal Arquitectes, Víctor Rahola i Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás

    Winery in Montras

    La construcció d'un celler i la formació del vi estan lligades a una experiència amb la terra. El vi és olor, color, sabor, cos i essència del raïm. Aquesta formació de sentits i percepcions ha d'anar acompanyada d'un lloc capaç d'emfatitzar aquest procés de transformació. Per a això hem treballat 4 aspectes claus: 1.- El programa del celler respon a la necessitat de produir vi i organitzar una relació amb la masia existent. Per a la producció de vi es disposen 4 naus amb espais intermedis servidors que contenen les instal·lacions. A la primera nau, començant pel costat dret, s'emmagatzemen els estris de desenvolupament agrícola de les vinyes juntament amb els laboratoris, àrees d'embotellament i cambra frigorífica. La segona de les naus està destinada a les tines de maceració del most. La tercera nau emmagatzema durant llargs períodes les bótes i les ampolles en repòs. Finalment, la quarta nau està destinada a l'àrea de tasts, gaudi i emmagatzematge de les ampolles destinades a tal efecte. Un accés en forma de túnel des de la part superior de la Masia cap a la nau de tastos organitza el recorregut dels propietaris. L'accés a les altres 3 naus es realitza directament des de les vinyes. 2.- La humitat de la terra ajuda a la conservació. Enterrem el celler per mantenir la temperatura ideal i definir la plataforma de la Masia. La terra és modelable i al seu voltant es pot espaiar, es construeix espai. 3.- La profunditat de l'espai és l'absorció de so, de buit i d'ombra. La llum organitza l'espai que va des de la claredat a la foscor i viceversa. 4.- Es construeix valent-nos de la tècnica per organitzar l'espai i optimitzar esforços. L'edifici és una plataforma soterrada. La seva coberta enjardinada descarrega el pes de la terra per mitjà de voltes de formigó. El càlcul òptim dibuixa una secció d'arcs hiperbòlics. La plataforma es transforma en un captador i receptor d'aigua que es desa a un dipòsit per a la seva posterior reutilització. els murs de contenció perimetrals amb les terres responen a la millor geometria per descarregar els esforços de compresió de la terra. Es resol per voltes de maó col·locades en vertical que permeten l'entrada de llum zenital.
  7. Seu de Procuradors de la Ciutat de la Justícia

    Jorge Vidal Tomás