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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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Cronology (7)

  1. Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), Ramon Artigues Codó, Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

    L'edifici intermodal i de connexió amb les Terminals A i B es caracteritza exteriorment per una façana que s'estén més enllà de la pròpia dimensió de l'edifici, ja que s'intenta establir una continuitat entre les façanes de la terminal B, des del mural de Miró, i de la terminal A. El projecte planteja una façana neutra en el seu tractament per no crear mimetismes amb les façanes actuals. Per això, es proposa una façana aplacada d’alumini extrusionat, que s'alinea amb les façanes de les terminals veïnes. El volum del nou edifici es situa separat del nou tancament de façana i actua com un volum independent, amb una envolvent de quatre façanes amb doble pell. La pell interior és de pavés opal, que actuarà com una gran lluerna pública cap a l’interior, mentre que l'exterior és de policarbonat. L'espai intermig serveix com a galeria de serveis.
  2. 143 Social Housing Units in 22@

    Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    143 Social Housing Units in 22@

    The site is located on an island made up of industrial and tertiary buildings in Barcelona’s 22@ district. This area, located around Diagonal Avenue, is punctuated by a series of tower buildings, which is why a tower building for sheltered housing is being considered as an important challenge for the project. It is a linear building of 15 x 54m with a ground floor and 13 landings. A modulated structure of 8 x 5m has been planned which adapts perfectly to the parking floors. A housing scheme is adopted on either side of a longitudinal central corridor, which allows a longitudinal record of all facilities from the corridor. In order to guarantee a flexible use of the houses, a circulation is generated that allows multiple uses for the bedroom-study, in the centre of the house. Outside the 15-metre-deep gauge of the building, a narrow linear terrace is planned, from where a balcony rises in a cantilever that varies in position on each floor.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Terminal 2B Intermodal Building at Barcelona Airport

  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)


    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    143 Social Housing Units in 22@

  5. L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2

    FSC Infraestructuras, Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), Josep Maria Casadevall i Márquez, Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2

    Les dues estacions de metro, Aeroport T1 i Aeroport T2 de la L9, vinculades a les terminals T1 i T2 disposen de les mateixes característiques formals i ambientals donada la seva ubicació de proximitat i el seu lligam amb l’edifici de la multimodal, realitzat pels mateixos autors. Las característiques bàsiques dels elements públics de transport de les infraestructures, tenen a veure amb la claredat de fluxos i d’organització. Aeroports, estacions ferroviàries o de metro, han de respondre de forma clara i rotunda a la claredat de recorreguts i de racionalitat funcional. En el nostre cas, la utilització dels mateixos materials (alumini, murs retro projectats, cel ras, etc) volen participar del mateix codi lingüístic que les arquitectures que els hi donen suport. Això vol fer entendre a l’usuari, que quan arriba a les estacions de les terminals de l’aeroport , (T1 i T2) reconeixerà pel seu ambient i materials, la seva volguda unitarietat. Aquesta unitat formal i compositiva provoca una lectura entenedora i clara dels espais i els recorreguts, que es a la fi el que es pretén amb aquest tipus d’infraestructures.
  6. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús No Residencial. Inclou Edificis de Nova Planta de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    L9 South Metro Stations: Aeroport T1 and Aeroport T2