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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Andreu Bosch i Planas, Josep Maria Botey i Gómez, Lluís Cuspinera i Font

    The local Assembly of the Red Cross in Granollers was done by the trio composed by the Catalan architects Andreu Bosch (1943), Josep Maria Botey (1943) and Lluís Cuspinera (1942). Among the best-known works of this team we can find the Granollers Museum (1976) and the reorganisation of the Empúries Monumental Complex (1987). The three architects were awarded the EXEMPLA silver medal in 1973, an annual competition organised by the Munich Chamber of Crafts, on the occasion of the International Handcrafts Fair (Internationalen Handwerksmesse) in Munich (Germany). In parallel to his work as an architect, Lluís Cuspinera is also known for his outreach work on the architectural heritage of Granollers, La Garriga and the Vallès Oriental region in general. The project of the Local Assembly of the Red Cross of Granollers was carried out completely altruistically by Bosch, Botey and Cuspinera in 1970, although the presence of the Red Cross in Granollers goes back to 1905, the year in which the Local Assembly was founded by Pau Gubert. After frenetic activity in episodes such as the Tragic Week (1909) or the Civil War (1936-1939), the Assembly decided, in 1969, to move to a new location. Currently, the Bosch, Botey y Cuspinera building still houses the Regional Assembly of the Red Cross, as well as the health services it offers to the community (vaccination, drug addiction prevention, blood bank, etc.). The project arising from this order is a building between partitions, with a structure of H-profile metal pillars and divided in half by an interior patio. It is a functional building, with a sanitary and administrative programme scrupulously distributed over its four floors. One of the most characteristic and eye-catching elements of the project is, without a doubt, the use of colour both on the façades and in its interior: while the walls of the building are painted white, other elements such as the railings, the structure or the carpentry are red. Both colours symbolise the institution of the Red Cross, the logo of which is a red cross on a white background in the Western countries.
  2. Granollers Museum

    Andreu Bosch i Planas, Josep Maria Botey i Gómez, Lluís Cuspinera i Font

    Granollers Museum

    The building houses the museum space of a recently formed city, on a plot between partitions located on the main street, which is the one that gives access and exit to the city. The location of the various rooms (for permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, catering, conferences) leads to the insertion of a square mesh of concrete pillars into the plot, divided into three parts on each side, so that there is a small gap in the façade band and a larger space in the interior. This structure frees the partition walls and the façade from their load-bearing functions, and allows a specialised programme to be placed on each of the six floors. The stairs and elevators are outside this square grid, in a remaining part of the site. The altimetry of the slabs is separated from the street by means of access on a mezzanine floor, which allows the conference room to be located in the semi-basement.
  3. Casa Provincial de Maternitat Hospital (Remodelling of the Avemaria Pavilion)

    Andreu Bosch i Planas, Josep Maria Botey i Gómez, Lluís Cuspinera i Font

  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Restoration
    Casa Provincial de Maternitat Hospital (Remodelling of the Avemaria Pavilion)

  5. Centre for Cultural Studies and Resources

    Andreu Bosch i Planas, Josep Maria Botey i Gómez, Lluís Cuspinera i Font

  6. Museu Diocesà de Barcelona

    Josep Maria Botey i Gómez

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