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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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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Arquitecte per l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) on es va graduar l’any 1999. Emprenedor, multilingüe i col·laborador amb altres arquitectes: Jordi Ros, Octavi Mestre, Christian Cirici, Carles Bassó, MVRDV, Manuel Gausa & Carme Pinós i EMBT (Miralles-Tagliablue).
Va treballar com a arquitecte independent des del 2004 i en 2010 va fundar l'estudi ‘Lluís Corbella Architecture & Design’ que en el 2018 es va refundar com a COMA ARQUITECTURA juntament amb el seu soci Diego Martínez. Entre les obres de l’estudi destaquen l’adequació del Claustre de Montserrat i del Claustre de la Mercè a la Basílica de la Sagrada Família, el nou Centre de Medicina Comparativa i Bioimatge a Badalona i el nou entorn i accés al Col·legi Liceu Francès de Barcelona. Justament amb aquest últim projecte construït es va guanyar el premi FAD d’opinió Ciutat i Paisatge 2019.
Guanyador de concurs de disseny i especialització en espais tecnològics i educatius.


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All works



  1. Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging of Catalonia (CMCiB)

    Calderon-Folch Studio, Pilar Calderon Martínez, Lluís Corbella i Jordi, Marc Folch Hernández, Pol Sarsanedas

    Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging of Catalonia (CMCiB)

    The Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging of Catalonia (CMCiB) is a building that houses a first-line scientific research centre. It is a reference equipment based on ethical research criteria, where the technical and functional complexity as well as the comfort features have been solved in an effective, sustainable and sensitive way with the site. The integration into the environment is approached from the implementation of the volume in the topography, the definition of an organic geometry and its materiality. The building is located on a large plot of land bordering the forest area at the highest point of the university campus; this difference in height is used to form a topographical building that links the various levels, articulating the functional program inside and generating the minimum apparent volume on the outside. Thus, the research floors - which require stable climatic conditions - remain hidden under a surface of vegetal covers. The apparent, compact volume with rounded edges as well as the wooden façade, integrate the building into the natural environment of the Marina Mountain Range. The complex functional program and technical requirements are solved thanks to the generation of two levels of access that divide the administrative area from the scientific-technical area. In relation to the users, one of the most important challenges in excellence in scientific research is the consolidation of local talent and the attraction of the international and, for this reason, a building with high comfort features is projected, which they range from the situation of the building to the conformation of bright interior spaces and naturalised atmospheres. Likewise, with the aim of minimising CO2 emissions, bioconstruction systems have been chosen - such as a biospherical façade and a prefabricated structure - and multiple energy efficiency measures.
  2. Access Pavilions to the French Lyceum

    COMA Arquitectura, Lluís Corbella i Jordi, Diego Martínez Delgado, Laia Mestre, Juanjo Puig

    Access Pavilions to the French Lyceum

    After the unfortunate attacks in Nice perpetrated by mass assaults, the French Lyceum commissioned the study of the reinforcement of the main accesses to the site, so that they constitute an area of maximum security. The aim of the project is to unite the need for security with the day-to-day life of a school campus with more than 2,000 students. The intervention is based on placing an architecture that filters the flows of people and transport to the access of a complex building of great occupation. This is achieved by generating several elements: • The geometry of the pavilion with access through an SAS • A mobile fence on the perimeter of the plot • The placement of pylons in the vehicle access area Adjacent to the pavilions, new urbanized spaces are being created, such as benches, gardens, walkways, retaining walls and an open-air theater. The project manages to integrate security in an open environment without becoming a visual barrier.
  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (opinion). Category: City and Landscape
    Access Pavilions to the French Lyceum


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