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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Max Llamazares Viaña (Barcelona 1967). Arquitecte per l’ETSAB al 1996
Ivan Pomés Leiz (Barcelona 1968). Arquitecte per l’ETSAB al 1998

Professionals de l’arquitectura i el disseny que han realitzat treballs d’edificació, interiorisme, disseny i arquitectura efímera.
Al mateix temps, han dedicat anys a la docència com a professors de màster a l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona i de projectes a ELISAVA
També han estat comissaris de nombroses exposicions per al FAD, el COAC, la Generalitat de Catalunya, l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, etc

Premi Fad d’Interiorisme
Restaurant Il Giardinetto. Barcelona.

Exposició “Art Situacions”. Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona.

Exposició “Un segle de circ. Paulina Andreu Schumann”. Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona.

Exposició “Canvi de Rumb 9 condicions per a un món sense pobresa”. Castell de Montjuïc. Barcelona.

Exposició “L’art del risc. Circ contemporani català”. Barcelona.

Premi Aplauso al KRTU
Exposició “L’art del risc. Circ contemporani català”. CCCB. Barcelona.

Premi ACCA
Exposició “Dalí, Gasch i Montanyà i l’Antiart”. Fundació Joan Miró. Barcelona.

Casament al Poble Nou. Barcelona.

Exposició “Les mil cares del foc”. Palau Robert. Barcelona.

Premi Fad d’Opinió
Espai d’entrada Saló de Moda Gaudí. Barcelona.


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Chronology (5)

  1. Exposició Canvi de Rumb. 9 Condicions per a un Món Sense Pobresa

    Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura, Max Llamazares Viaña, Ivan Pomés Leiz

    Exposició Canvi de Rumb. 9 Condicions per a un Món Sense Pobresa

  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Intervencions Efímeres
    Exposició Canvi de Rumb. 9 Condicions per a un Món Sense Pobresa

  3. Remodelling of Il Giardinetto Restaurant

    Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura, Max Llamazares Viaña, Ivan Pomés Leiz

    Remodelling of Il Giardinetto Restaurant

    The refurbishment of Il Giardinetto restaurant, which won the FAD Interior Design Award in 1974, has been a great challenge. A delicate work to try and not mess up the magic place designed by Alfonso Milá and Federico Correa. It was deliberately a very closed and not very permeable place that over time has needed an update in the opposite direction. Renew or die. Most of the intervention has been on the ground floor, where, to achieve greater dynamism and a clear relationship between the exterior and the interior, the façade is opened, a new bar is added at street level and the materials of coating preserve the chromatic line of the old premises. In contrast to the widespread use of carpet, transparent glass, painted glass and mirror are used in the new intervention. Thus, thanks to the succession of these new materials along the continuous axis created by the entrance, the new sliding window and the linings of the double bars, the interior and exterior are continuously mixed by means of an attractive set of transparencies, glosses and reflections. At the same time as incorporating the outer bar and taking advantage of the entire thickness of the façade wall, it is arranged parallel to that of the interior, so that the waiters can serve the public from both sides of the premises from the same position. The closure of the new opening is solved with a sliding window that, once opened, is hidden behind the new painted glass interior cladding. In this position the hole is completely clean with all the window frames camouflaged. The double bar was also modified. Its presence was enhanced by increasing capacity and creating a more evocative image through the play of lighting with bottles and mirrors in the background.
  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Interior Design
    Remodelling of Il Giardinetto Restaurant



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