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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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  1. Can Casas

    Mariano Tomàs i Barba

    Can Casas

    Building between partitions consisting of a ground floor and two floors with a gable roof that has the ridge parallel to the main façade. On the ground floor there are two large semi-circular arched doors made of brick; the facing of this floor is plastered and imitates stone ashlars. Between the ground floor and the first floor there is a strip of ceramics with different motifs and in blue, yellow, green and white – this same strip is repeated in the separation between the first and second floor. On the first floor there are two double windows made with stepped arches and in the space between the two arches of each window there is a ceramic plate. In addition, a smooth moulding frames each window. In this floor, the facing is of exposed brick. The second floor is the same as the first. Between the windows on the first floor there is a ceramic image of the Virgin of Montserrat. Building from 1904 promoted by Macari Golferichs. Originally it had a ground floor and a main floor, but in a subsequent remodelling, the second floor was added.
  2. Josep Oliveras House

    Mariano Tomàs i Barba

    Josep Oliveras House

    A building with a ground floor and two storeys, dating from the end of the first decade of the 20th century, which combines noucentist and modernist elements. In the centre of the ground floor there is the segmental-arched doorway with the initials J.O. inscribed on the key, and the wall around the door is cushioned. On either side are two biforas, the upper part of which is decorated with vegetal reliefs. On the first floor there are four doors with four iron balconies, and all the openings have lintels decorated with reliefs. Separating the first floors there are medallions with floral motifs. On the first floor there are, again, four openings, but in this case there is only one balcony to which the two central openings lead; on this floor, the openings are also aligned and have vegetal reliefs at the top. Crowning the façade there is a cornice supported by corbels and above it there is a semi-circular pediment, with a floral ornament in the tympanum, and behind the enclosing wall of the roof. The entrance hall of the building is decorated with sgraffito, stuccoed floral motifs and female heads on the corbels. In 1907, the second Eixample of the Vila Vella, which was already beginning to be too limited for the needs of the time, was begun with the opening of the Rambla Just Oliveres. Initially, it was to be the "residential" and avant-garde street, since magnificent examples of modernism were built (cheap houses, Sabadell house, etc.) and also, later on, some examples of rationalism (Santfeliu house, Central Bank, etc.). Today it is still one of the most important hubs of social life in L'Hospitalet.
  3. Joan Batlle House

    Mariano Tomàs i Barba

    Joan Batlle House

    House with a rectangular floor plan, with a basement, one floor and roof. In the main façade there are three openings on the ground floor which, originally, were a door in the centre and a window on either side, but nowadays, the window on the right has become a door. The three openings are of lowered arch and are followed by a smooth moulding. On the first floor, on the same axis as the lower openings, there are three balconies. The openings leading to the balconies are of lowered arch and have the upper part decorated with plant motifs in plaster, just like the corbels that support the balconies. The balcony grates are wrought iron with a curved bottom. The roof rail consists of an alternation of rounded pillars and iron railing. The façade facing Tarragona Street has similar characteristics, with four openings per floor. At the back of the house, there was previously a garden, but it is now a garage. Built around 1908, it was initially intended for housing, then it was a kindergarten, and it is currently the headquarters of a bank.

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