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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Mariona Benedito és arquitecta per l’ETSAB (UPC) és cofundadora juntament amb Martí Sanz de l’estudi d’arquitectura MIM-A ( des del 2007, on desenvolupa diversos projectes tant en l’àmbit de l’arquitectura, la rehabilitació, l’espai públic o disseny d’espais efímers.

L’any 2015 rep el Premi FAD amb la obra Les Llàgrimes de Santa Eulàlia, fruit d’un taller intensiu realitzat a l’ETSAB amb Martí Sanz. Altres obres han estat seleccionades als premis FAD (Institut Quatre Cantons) i a la 7 biennal Europea del Paisatge (Recinte per a Can Caralleu) i publicades a diverses revistes i llibres.

Exerceix com a professora associada al Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics de la UPC des del 2003, amb experiència docent també a BAU, ETH, Washington University de Saint Louis entre altres i ha coordinat diversos tallers internacionals i assignatures optatives que aborden des de l’escala d’àmbit domèstic fins a la reflexió d’escala urbana o la participació ciutadana. Ha escrit diversos articles i ha comissariat diverses exposicions. És editora del llibre Después de: Rehacer Paisajes de l’Editorial Gustau Gili i co-autora del llibre Do It Yourself editat per la UPC així com de diverses publicacions de caràcter docent.


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Chronology (7)

  1. Pere IV Secondary School

    MIM-Arquitectes, Mariona Benedito Ribelles, Martí Sanz Ausàs

    Pere IV Secondary School

    The building has a rectangular shape that manages to complete the construction of the block because it is attached to the northwest partition and is parallel to Batista Street, and it also creates an urban continuity on Batista Street and formalises the corner with Camí Antic de Valencia. Likewise, the building has a suitable height for the width of Batista Street (10m.) and creates continuity with the building of the Cooperativa de Justícia i Pau, which has a similar height. Through the hollowing out of the form, the project generates two courtyards that, in addition to providing light and ventilation to the classrooms, create a distance from the houses on Batista Street and, in this way, achieve optimal privacy to carry out their activity. Finally, with the intention of creating an access space protected from water, the project practices a third hollow in the corner that acts as a reception and configures the profile of the building.
  2. FAD Award

    Shortlisted. Category: Architecture
    Pere IV Secondary School

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Intervencions Efímeres
    Les Llàgrimes de Santa Eulàlia

  4. 79 Habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central

    Estudio Herreros, MIM-Arquitectes, Mariona Benedito Ribelles, Juan Herreros, Jens Richter, Martí Sanz Ausàs

    79 Habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central

    The programme, comprised of protected, affordable and mixed social housing, requires the available volume to be almost completely filled. This limitation alonside the self-imposed requirements of efficiency and simplicity, poses a challenge in building a project with some added value. An investigation was carried out to find the hidden potential of a proposal that is pragmatic but also sensitive to subtle external stimuli. A 12 housing units floor plan is drawn that uses up the limited connection space by introducing a trough-vestibule with a single central core containing two intertwined stairs, two elevators and two installation cores. This leaves us with a single through-vestibule and a single service core on the ground floor affecting the clarity of the retail space and the underground parking garage. With regard to the dwellings, the living rooms and bedrooms are outward-facing, while the kitchens, bathrooms and hallways face the walkways shared by each group of three neighbours. From this layout, which solidifies the available volume, subtraction operations are performed that wittle away the volume to generate a new morphology with generous collective and individual terraces, facilitating cross ventilation and diagonal views by lightening the original density and orienting the building towards its most attractive landscapes. The exterior facades are repetitive, clad in industrial ventilated panels. They feature large groupes of windows with an accentuated horizontal dimension that simplify the appearence of the building (fortunately surrounded by públic space) and give it a certain monumental quality. Colour is an important ingredient of this distinctive silhouette, with a playful range of green hues that respond to the possibilities of the surroundings. The facades of the patios and walkways are in very bright and luminous colours, combining two similar hues to create a vibrancy that enhances their joyfulness. The materials employed give it an almmost picturesque quality though the use of lattice, tiles and floorings that create a herringbone patern widely seen in the Mediterranean tradition. Inside the dwellings, the joinery enhances a desired "balcony" effect that significantly expands the interior space.
  5. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture
    79 Habitatges amb Protecció al Saló Central



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