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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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Arquitecta per la ETSAB 1994 (Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona). Actualment dirigeix el seu estudi d'arquitectura i disseny urbà compaginant l'activitat professional amb la docència. Des de l'any 2017 corregeix l'equip d'urbanització km_ZERO guanyador del Projecte de Reforma de la Rambla de Barcelona. Col·labora amb el Departament de Projectes Urbans de Barcelona des de l'any 1996. Ha treballat en la transformació urbana d'espais públics com el Passeig de Sant Joan, el Baluard del Migdia (Barcelona) i la plaça Major de Manresa, entre altres. Ha realitzat projectes de paisatge i intervenció arqueològica com l'adequació del Fòrum Romà d'Empúries. Professora de projectes del Màster-Postgrau -Perímetres Privats- de l'escola Elisava (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) des de 2006. Directora del workshop d'arquitectura 'A contraluz' els anys 2014 i 2015.

Projectes destacats
.Remodelació de la Rambla de Barcelona premi concurs-ute kmzero (2017-19)
.Edifici d’habitatges_Poblenou -Barcelona (2019)
.Urbanització del passeig de st Joan_Barcelona (2007-2014)
.Urbanització del Baluard del migdia i entorn de l’estació de França (2015-2016)
.habitatge GT_Barcelona
.45 habitatges socials_Manresa-(2006-2013)
.remodelació de la plaça major de manresa-2006
.adequació del Fòrum romà d’Empúries-2002-2009
.habitatge unifamiliar_menorca-2003
.reforma d’una masia-can cama-Eivissa -2007
.àtic sta caterina-2003

Dedicat a l’arquitectura, el disseny interior i el disseny d’espai públic desenvolupa projectes especialment compromesos en el disseny de qualitat, funcional, coherent i respectuós amb l’entorn, aplicant criteris de sostenibilitat i ecodisseny, sense renunciar als conceptes clau i a la bona resolució tècnica. L’estudi té més de 20 anys d’experiència en col·laborar en equips multidisciplinars especialitzats en enginyeria, arqueologia, topografia, geotècnia, biologia y processos de participació ciutadana entre altres.

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Chronology (8)

  1. Remodelling of Passeig de Sant Joan Avenue (Phase 1)

    Lola Domènech i Oliva

    Remodelling of Passeig de Sant Joan Avenue (Phase 1)

    The layout of Passeig de St Joan as an important 50m boulevard was first laid down by Ildefons Cerdà in his Eixample project, approved in 1859. The new remodelling proposal sets two basic objectives: to give priority to the pedestrian use of the boulevard and turn it into a new urban green zone extending right up to Ciutadella Park. In order to achieve these objectives the project has adopted three fundamental urban planning criteria: - To guarantee the continuity of the section along the length of the boulevard. The new section is symmetrical and extends the width of the current pavements from 12.5m to 17m, maintaining the century old trees and accompanying them with two new rows of trees. - To adapt the urban space to different uses. The 17m of pavement have been organised in such a way that 6m are allocated to a pedestrian pavement whilst the remaining 11m under the rows of trees are for recreational uses (benches, children's play areas and bar terraces). The new proposal reduces the number of traffic lanes, creates leisure zones under the trees and segregates the bicycle lane. - To promote the Passeig de St Joan as a new and sustainable urban green zone. In order to achieve this, two new rows of trees will be planted on both sides of the existing century old trees to create an area of natural shade that will accommodate the new recreational zones. The treatment of the soil with mixed pavements and the automatic watering system that uses phreatic water are key to ensuring substrata drainage that will guarantee the survival of the vegetation. With this new proposal, the Passeig de St Joan has won back its social value as an urban space that provides a variety of requested uses and functions whilst also addressing key aspects of biodiversity and sustainability. This street’s urban transformation has enabled us to revitalise its commercial life and recreational uses, whilst at the same time retrieving its historical value as a main boulevard that continues right up to Ciutadella Park.
  2. El Salt Social Housing and Car Park

    Lola Domènech i Oliva, Antonio Montes Gil

    El Salt Social Housing and Car Park

    L’edifici resol la continuïtat amb l’entorn urbà. L’espai públic no només envolta l’edifici, sinó que s’hi macla amb ell, per sobre i dins seu. La coberta es transforma en una plaça, resolent l’accés des de una rampa per a vianants sota un voladís i des de una escalinata. L’aparcament s’estén per sota del nivell del carrer i plaça. La planta geometritza la forma irregular del solar. En el pati posterior, un carrer interior connecta els dos extrems de l'edifici. Els accessos a les vivendes s'organitzen en les 3 plantes des de una passera interior. Aquesta garanteix la ventilació creuada a les vivendes, sense necessitat de patis interiors. A la façana, la galeria de lames constitueix una pell unitària, dinàmica i canviant, garanteix protecció visual i solar. A partir de la inflexió de la façana oest, el tancament es resol mitjançant panells prefabricats. A la façana pati, un sistema de panells de vidre permet controlar les vistes i deixar el corredor interior obert i ventilat.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Intervencions en Espais Exteriors
    Remodelling of Passeig de Sant Joan Avenue (Phase 1)

  4. Remodelling of Passeig de Sant Joan (Phase 2)

    Lola Domènech i Oliva

    Remodelling of Passeig de Sant Joan (Phase 2)

    The remodeling proposal for the Passeig de St. Joan has the objective of prioritising the pedestrian use of the Passeig and turning it into the new urban green corridor to the Ciutadella park. The new boulevard section is symmetrical and widens the original sidewalks from 12.5 to 17m wide, maintaining the existing hundred-year-old trees and accompanying them with a new system of native trees and shrubs. With this intervention, the Passeig de St. Joan has regained its social value as an urban space, while at the same time incorporating key aspects of biodiversity and sustainability.
  5. Urbanisation of the Baluard del Migdia Surroundings

    Conxita Balcells i Blesa, Lola Domènech i Oliva

    Urbanisation of the Baluard del Migdia Surroundings

    This project has two fundamental objectives: firstly, to recover and integrate the urban spaces around the França Railway Station and the old Baluard del Migdia, and, secondly, to connect two central neighbourhoods, historically disconnected in this point: the Ribera and the Barceloneta districts. The new public spaces, next to the buildings built in recent years, will offer the possibility to stroll around the area and will highlight the architectural heritage of the city with the recovery of the old Baluard del Migdia. The existence of the archaeological structures of the old Baluard del Migdia (16th century), the Muralla del Mar wall and the Contraescarpa from the beginning of the 18th century, shape a new urban setting. The project collects and solves the surroundings of the old bastion, creating a balcony and a restricted access ramp for specific visits. Archaeological finds have made it possible to find out that the sea reached this point in the 3rd century and that it was suitable for navigation until the 15th century, period in which a breakwater was built. The land gained ground and the Baluard del Migdia and the maritime fortification were built between the 16th and 19th century. The action carried out recovers the archaeological complex of the old sea front, showing the lower level of the original moat between the walls and generating at the same time, a perimeter urban space of the upper level that allows this heritage context to be visualised. The area that borders the old França Railway Station, occupied until then by a parking area, is transformed into a public space for pedestrians, open and accessible, that now allows to connect with the Barceloneta neighbourhood and that incorporates an extensive strolling area under new vegetation.
  6. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Comarques Centrals)

    El Salt Social Housing and Car Park

  7. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions Paisatgístiques i Ordenació d’Espais Urbans
    Urbanisation of the Baluard del Migdia Surroundings

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