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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

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Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

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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

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edittio Nubilum

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  1. Domingo Pujadas House

    Lluís Planas i Calvet

    Domingo Pujadas House

    Civil building. Detached single-family house. It consists of a semi-basement, ground floor, floor and attic. The walls of the semi-basement are plastered with masonry. Gable roof with glazed Arabic tiles. There is a tower with a square plan which ends with a viewpoint. Vertical communication takes place in this same tower. On the ground floor there is an open gallery or portico with cone-shaped arches. The openings are framed with stuccos with floral geometric motifs. There is a perimeter impost or border made up of alternating tiles. Inside the garden, in front of the main façade, there is a pergola built in the Noucentista period and style. Today it is partially dismantled, but it retains the supporting structure of two small temples, each designed as a set of double pillars at the outer ends and double columns inside, which draw a quadrilateral in plan. They are crowned with an entablature and cornice, and at each angle there is an ornamental ball. The lateral and rear intercolumniations are closed with an openwork trellis of wooden slats arranged in a rhombus shape, where access doors and portholes at the top. On the entablature supported the ceilings, made with a wooden framework, and the pergola itself, which took the form of a barrel vault made with wooden slats and metal wires. These elements that gave shade are the ones that have disappeared. It is the most interesting work of Planas Calvet together with the Santamaria house. It corresponds to the stage closest to the architect Vosey, and in particular to the house in Bedford Park. The isolated tower model was born and proliferated with the summering phenomenon of the bourgeois of Catalan cities, but especially Barcelona. It started at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and lasted until the end of the 1920s.
  2. Biblioteca Popular de Valls

    Lluís Planas i Calvet

    Biblioteca Popular de Valls

    És un edifici aïllat. La façana principal presenta tres cossos, un central i dos laterals simètrics, damunt dels quals s'eleven dos templets de base circular amb vuit columnetes jòniques que sostenen una volta semiesfèrica. El cos central està format per dues columnes i quatre pilastres jòniques, i dona accés al vestíbul d'entrada. L'acabament el forma un frontó coronat per un timpà de línia sinuosa. Està construït amb maó arrebossat i pintat de gris i blanc. Pel que fa a la distribució de la planta, cal destacar cinc espais: el despatx de la bibliotecària, el guarda-roba, els serveis, la sala de lectura i la sala de conferències. El juny 1915 la Mancomunitat de Catalunya convoca el primer concurs per a l'adjudicació de quatre biblioteques populars, i a la tardor del mateix any s'inaugura l'Escola Superior de Bibliotecàries. Tres anys més tard, el 1918, es gradua la primera promoció de bibliotecàries i s'obren les quatre primeres biblioteques populars, una a cada província: Valls, Sallent, les Borges Blanques i Olot. Aquests edificis segueixen uns esquemes comuns: es troben en zones envoltades de vegetació, sovint una mica allunyades del centre de la població. Així doncs, la Biblioteca Popular de Valls es va encarregar a l'arquitecte Lluís Planas, i es va ubicar als terrenys cedits pel senyor Francesc Dasca i Boada. La primera pedra es va col·locar el 23 d'octubre de 1916, i el 24 de juny de 1918 es va inaugurar l'edifici. El 16 de juliol del mateix any es va obrir al públic, però fins al maig de 1920 no es va establir el servei de préstec. Fou la primera Biblioteca Popular de la Mancomunitat de Catalunya, inspirada en els models arquitectònics greco-romans. Seguint el mateix model arquitectònic es construïren les biblioteques populars d'Olot (desapareguda), Sallent (molt modificada), Borges Blanques (desapareguda) i Canet de Mar (modificada). Després d'un llarg procés d'abandonament i posterior restauració a càrrec de la Diputació de Tarragona, el 2011 es van tornar a obrir les portes, coincidint amb la festivitat de les Decennals de la Mare de Déu de la Candela. Actualment acull un espai d'usos culturals.
  3. Biblioteca Popular Pere Gual i Pujadas

    Lluís Planas i Calvet

    Biblioteca Popular Pere Gual i Pujadas

    Biblioteca que segueix el model de la Biblioteca Popular de Valls. Inspirada en els models arquitectònics greco-romans. Destaca la façana amb el pòrtic a base de columnes i pilastres jòniques coronat amb un frontó curvilini. Si bé inicialment els dos cossos laterals de la façana culminaven amb un templet amb cúpula semiesfèrica, una posterior reforma i ampliació de la biblioteca els va eliminar. La Biblioteca Popular Pere Gual i Pujades fou la segona que va fer la Mancomunitat l'any 1919. Inicialment era de planta baixa, però l'any 1970 s'hi afegí el primer pis per a disposar de més espai per a les activitats culturals.
  4. Torre Marimon School Farm

    Josep Bori i Gensana, Lluís Planas i Calvet

    Torre Marimon School Farm

    Complex consisting of a large farmhouse, a tower, a chapel and other adjacent outbuildings. The large house has a ground floor, two floors and an attic. The roof is double-sided with the ridge perpendicular to the façade, which is organised symmetrically through a central axis. On the ground floor, the semicircular arched entrance door opens in the centre and, on both sides, low-arched windows open. On the first and second floors, balconies without overhangs open in the same axis as the openings on the ground floor; the jambs and lintel are large ashlars. In the attic there is a gallery of semicircular arches and an oculus at each end. Above the gallery, another window opens in the centre. The tower is cylindrical. The lower part is wider than the rest of the tower and the upper part is topped by battlements. Along the cylinder windows open at different heights with jambs and lintels of stone ashlars. Inside the tower there is a water tank. The chapel has a semicircular nave and apse. Externally, the walls are decorated imitating the Romanesque style, with blind arches and Lombard bands. A semicircular arched door opens on the façade, above which there is a small rosette. The façade is crowned by a bell tower with two eyes. The name "Torre Marimon", used to refer to the heritage that existed and still exists in Caldes de Montbui’s landscape, appears for the first time in the 16th century. The Marimon family, which gave its name to the house and the area, was a wealthy family that extended its properties to Plegamans and other neighbouring towns such as Palau, Palaudàries and Bigues, during most of the Middle Ages. Their relationship with Caldes did not begin until the second half of the 15th century (Romeu de Marimon is documented in 1461 and 1498). Before belonging to the Marimon family, the tower was known as the "Mas Coromines" or as the "Tower of Monsignor Molas". After successive vicissitudes and changes of hands during the 18th and 19th centuries, in 1921 it was bought by the Mancomunitat of Catalonia, chaired by Enric Prat de la Riba, to install the Higher School of Agriculture of Catalonia. In order to adapt the place to this purpose, new buildings were built, the farmhouse was rebuilt and, in the place where the tower was, a new one was made, while a water tank was placed at the top. The chapel has been documented since 1342 and belonged to the Marimon manor. When the whole complex was refurbished to turn it into an agricultural school, this chapel was also restored.