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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Josep Anglada Rosselló, Daniel Gelabert i Fontova, José Ribas i González

    La Mercè Market

    This building has a rectangular floor plan with one of the sides sloping to adapt to the guideline of the street. This trapezoidal side is used to build a loft that contains the offices and leave a porch to access the market. The structure is made of reinforced concrete pillars and beams that support a ceramic roof with Catalan-style vaults. The enclosure of the market is made with brick walls and the elevations are divided into three horizontal stripes: the lower strip is made of exposed brick flush with the back of the pillar, the middle strip is made of brick covered with vitrified ceramics flush with the front of the pillar, and the upper strip corresponds to the section of the roof. The difference between the first two horizontal stripes coincides with the height of the market stops inside. The lighting is also produced through the façades, taking advantage of the curved section of the roof that generates some skylights. In the intermediate strip of the façades, very narrow vertical slots have been made that generate an architectural rhythm and reinforce the entrance of light. In the offices, these same slots are wider to see outside.
  2. Les Escales Park

    Josep Anglada Rosselló, Daniel Gelabert i Fontova, José Ribas i González, Josep Lluís Sert

    Les Escales Park

    The project was carried out in two phases, as it was necessary to dispense with some initially designed blocks and compensate for the available buildability on a smaller plot of land. The set consists of the aggregation of a repeated unit containing two duplex dwellings. Each unit has two blind walls on either side that allow aggregation with the neighbouring unit. The living room is on the sunny façades, arranged in an L and with a large, covered terrace in front. The kitchens, dining rooms and service galleries are on the north façades. The bedroom floor is accessed via a staircase in the side wall, accompanied in some cases by a gap above the living room. The combination of symmetry with seriality or the system of unit aggregation reflects an interpretation of the concepts of rationalism that is typical of the 1960s.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Joan Miró Foundation

  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    Les Escales Park

  5. Joan Miró Foundation

    Josep Anglada Rosselló, Daniel Gelabert i Fontova, José Ribas i González, Josep Lluís Sert

    Joan Miró Foundation

    It is the most significant exponent of Sert’s work in Barcelona during his American phase. The museum space is conceived as a circular route around a courtyard that links several spaces of not very large dimensions, and with a clear discrimination of their functions. The route folds over itself in search of the longest dimension and invites the visitor to the slowness or stillness in the contemplation of the works. The specific lighting of each area combines the zenithal light, distributed and nuanced, and the light coming from the glazed enclosures, which offer a certain visual contact with the surrounding garden. In addition to the central courtyard, two more courtyards, to the north and to the east, relate the Foundation’s space to the panoramic view of the city. The roof is also understood as an exhibition space. The entire wall system is made up of concrete screens that leave the joints between the load-bearing reinforcements and the enclosures -which are prefabricated- visible. It is a conception of the museum space that puts all the attention in the relationship between a certain type of work and the architectural environment, a synthesis between art and architecture that was one of the most pursued milestones by a whole generation of modern architects.


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