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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura


2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero


Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Josep Goday i Casals


Arquitecte. Titulat el 1905. Arquitecte municipal de Barcelona , arquitecte en cap de la Comissió de Cultura, i treballador en la secció d’Art Modern dels Museus de Barcelona. Especialitzat en arquitectura escolar, realitzà obres com la reforma del Col·legi Valldemia (1911) a Mataró, i entre 1917 i 1923 a Barcelona el grup escolar Baixeras, El Lluís Vives, Pere Vila, Ramon Llull o el Milà i Fontanals entre d’altres.

Source: Arxiu Històric del COAC


On the Map



  1. Ramon Llull School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals

    Ramon Llull School Complex

  2. Post Office Building

    Josep Goday i Casals, Jaume Torres i Grau

    Post Office Building

  3. Escola Elemental del Treball

    Josep Goday i Casals

  4. Grup Escolar La Farigola

    Josep Goday i Casals

  5. Baixeras School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals

    Baixeras School Complex

  6. Pere Vila School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals

  7. Lluís Vives School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals

  8. Mar i Murtra Botanical Garden

    Josep Goday i Casals

  9. Milà i Fontanals School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals

  10. Offices of the 1929 International Exhibition

    Joan Bruguera, Josep Goday i Casals

  11. Noucentista Redecoration of the Manning Courtyard

    Francesc Canyellas, Josep Goday i Casals

    Noucentista Redecoration of the Manning Courtyard

  12. Pavelló de la Ciutat de Barcelona

    Josep Goday i Casals

  13. Torre de Sant Joan del Clot

    Josep Goday i Casals

  14. Foment del Treball Nacional Building

    Adolf Florensa i Ferrer, Josep Goday i Casals

    Foment del Treball Nacional Building

  15. Collasso i Gil School Complex

    Josep Goday i Casals


  • Perspectiva de la façana frontal del Grup Escolar Ramon Llull.


    Perspectiva de la façana frontal del Grup Escolar Ramon Llull.