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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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  1. Barcelona Botanical Garden

    Josep Lluís Canosa Magret, Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri, Bet Figueras

    Barcelona Botanical Garden

    The Barcelona Botanic Garden extends along the upper side of the Montjuïc mountain that overlooks Barcelona, and holds spectacular views over the city. It is a garden where plant species from areas of the world with a Mediterranean climate live together, sorted by geographical area. Therefore, the species found there adapt quite well to the city and can be exhibited outdoors. The garden is created by accommodating a geometry of paths that cross each other forming triangles (you can clearly distinguish a main circuit that makes the visit very easy) adapted in a very natural way to an uneven slope. This powerful geometric order served the architects to organise the entrance park, and will be replaced, over time (already happening in some areas of the park) by a vegetal order that is the result of an intelligent planting of undergrowth, bushes and trees that will grow over time and give the whole set a natural order as logical as the artificial one. The two currently coexist perfectly in various areas of the park. The palette of artificial materials is basic: wooden fences, rusted iron and concrete. The auxiliary buildings are also built with these materials. The beautiful high school that crowns the park should be highlighted, a prism that levitates a few metres from the ground and that leaves a rusty iron window as a privileged vantage point of the city. The complex constitutes one of the most beautiful urban spaces in the city, and the multiplicity of routes created by its geometry of paths makes it a very pleasant place for a long stay.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Outdoor Spaces
    Barcelona Botanical Garden

  3. New Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    Bonell i Gil Arquitectes, Silvia Barbera, Esteve Bonell i Costa, Josep Lluís Canosa Magret, Josep Maria Gil i Guitart, Francesc Rius i Camps

    New Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

    The new Hospital de Sant Pau is located in the northern triangle of the historic site dominated by the constructions made at the beginning of the century by the architect Domènech i Montaner. The topography and the different urban limits pose two situations: the current entrance to the hospital that faces the Eixample and the Sagrada Família, and the proposed building that faces the layout of the Ronda del Mig. The new hospital consists of two clearly differentiated areas. One contains the program for services and the other one for hospitalisation, linked together by an "intermediary" that acts as a hall. The service building has a façade and is supported on Mas Casanovas Street, assuming the role of building as a plot boundary. The hospital area is formalised as "fingers" of a hand that are inserted into the green space that separates it from the old hospital, achieving a smaller scale of the building and a subtler relationship with the old pavilions.
  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    New Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

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