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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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  1. El Marquet de les Roques

    Juli Batllevell Arús

    El Marquet de les Roques

    Manor house of stately character. It presents an architectural core made up of different juxtaposed bodies. The old country house attached to the main building is still preserved. Additional bodies that make up the whole are the courts and the chapel. The materials used are agglomerated stone from the country and exposed ingot. There is a very careful work of the billet in the angles and in the crowning solutions of the building. The country house of Marquet de les Roques is already documented in the Middle Ages. It was restored in 1895 by the grandfather of the poet Joan Oliver "Pere Quart". The architect was Juli Batllevell i Arús. Documentarily, the country house - dating from the year 1200 - is one of the most privileged ones because the water is abundant, the same from the Font del Llor. In 1895 it was completely restored, giving it the appearance of both a country house and a manor house-castle. The most important basin of the region, "La Vall d'Horta", is attatched to a corner of the farmhouse, leading to Sant Llorenç del Munt mountain.
  2. Enric Casassas School

    Juli Batllevell Arús

    Enric Casassas School

    Public school located in corner between two streets and with a ground floor. The building is arranged around a courtyard making an "L". In the centre there is the lobby and the management offices. In each of the arms there is a classroom that overlooks the courtyard and the street. The façade follows a modernist style and is made of very elaborate exposed work, with a stone plinth. The ceramic mural in the chamfer is remarkable, with the coat of arms of Sabadell and the school's construction date. This school was built in 1897. It was the first and last witness of the movement for school buildings that began in 1888. The interior of the building was demolished and a new school was built attached to the old façade in December 1982.
  3. Suís Hotel

    Juli Batllevell Arús

    Suís Hotel

    Corner building with ground floor and two floors. The façade has a modernist language and combines exposed brick, sgraffitos with floral motifs, worked stone and ceramics. In the chamfer there is a large balcony that rests on a pilaster. The wrought iron of the balconies and the entrance should also be highlighted. The entrance forms a gate separated from the street by a gate. The building, as it was in 1982, came from the refurbishment of a series of houses between partitions that were transformed into a hotel, while changing the interior distribution but preserving the curves and openings of the façade.
  4. Lluch Office

    Juli Batllevell Arús

    Lluch Office

    Office between partitions, ground floor and first floor. Façade of modernist language but compositionally symmetrical. On the ground floor there are large windows and on the first floor there is a gallery with columns decorated with floral motifs (the wooden and wrought iron railing that was there is missing). The materials used are exposed brick, stucco, stone on the plinth and ceramics on the window sills. The interior consists of two large naves, and on the ground floor there is a small loft. The structure is metallic. The constructed building was slightly different from the planned one, as the latter had a higher floor and a flat façade instead of the gallery. The functional layout of the floor plan was the same.

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