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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Documental Commission:

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

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

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edittio Nubilum

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  1. Fossar de la Pedrera

    Elisabeth Galí i Camprubí, Màrius Quintana i Creus

    Fossar de la Pedrera

    The Fossar de la Pedrera is a strong depression of the Montjuïc Mountain that results from the exploitation of an old stone extraction. The depression was used as a mass grave, and the bodies of those who died in circumstances of imprisonment and persecution were buried there. It is, therefore, where the bodies of many immolated rest for defending Catalunya’s freedom. Access to the site is done through the end of one of the old paths in the cemetery. From there, the walker passes through an intermediate area that acts as a filter between the outer space and the most intimate space, and in a way sacralised enclosure of the ditch, between a series of existing cypresses and stone pillars where the names of those who have been buried in the shootings since 1939 have been engraved. From this filter the whole space of the burial is extended, which is framed by the great escarpments of the old quarry, and which give a dramatic tone to the landscape. The East side of the Fossar is the monumental part that constitutes an architectural background and a point of view on the continuous and homogeneous plan of the collective burials. A stone wall supports the two sloping planes that form the monumental axis. This is confirmed by an access staircase that leads us, finally, to the tomb of President Lluís Companys. The mausoleum is surrounded by water, except at the access point. It is a very simple structure that must give solemnity to the site, but at the same time it must avoid excessively presidential monumentalism within the fundamental community structure of the whole. It is an element made of two concrete arches that are lightened with arched plates of paved iron. This determines a covered space, inside which and under a marble slab, the tomb is located. However, the modesty of the construction would be underlined by the quality of the environment: the stone wall and the reflections of the lake’s surface.
  2. L'Escorxador Park / Joan Miró Park

    Andreu Arriola Madorell, Elisabeth Galí i Camprubí, Màrius Quintana i Creus, Antoni Solanas

    L'Escorxador Park / Joan Miró Park

    The L'Escorxador Park is the result of a competition of ideas called in 1981 by the Barcelona City Council to develop the land freed from the former general slaughterhouse of Barcelona. In the mid 60's it was moved out of town. It is located on the western limit of the Eixample Cerdà and occupies an area of six hectares, equivalent to four blocks of the Cerdà plot. The consideration of "free space with fundamentally urban space", defined by a built envelope, exerts different tensions on each of the limits that make up the plot occupied by the new park. This built envelope is formed by the plot of the old suburban core of Sants and the three incomplete façades of the Eixample Cerdà, and, although its occupation is perfectly planned, the same doesn’t happen in the definition of the architectural façade in front of the park. The refusal to offer a façade from the park motivates a collapse of the interior level of these, two metres below the street level. Just along Vilamarí Street and opposite the axis of Consell de Cent Street, a ground-floor building appears, arranged in the form of pavilions with roofs at different levels and porches that open onto the park. This building is in the middle of a linear lake between the forest and the sidewalk of Vilamarí Street. The park, as a metaphor for the city, also offers a reading through its changes in section, which adapt to the topography of the site, organised in terraces: the highest one houses Miró's monumental sculpture. In between, a series of spaces for sports and social activities unfold accompanied by a regular grid of palm trees. In the lower part, a series of irregularly planted pines create a succession of quiet and intimate spaces.
  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner (ex aequo). Category: Architecture - Public Spaces

    FAD Award

    Remodelling of Rambla de Catalunya

  4. Jover-Sala House

    Elisabeth Galí i Camprubí, Màrius Quintana i Creus

    Jover-Sala House

    La composició de la casa adopta una forma peculiar com a resposta als condicionants del lloc: un petit terreny a la frontera entre una urbanització i el centre del nucli urbà, amb un pendent de 40 graus. Tres murs segueixen fidelment les corbes de nivell, formant dues crugies que organitzen tota la casa: la sala d’estar, la cuina i el menjador a dalt, amb esplèndides vistes sobre Sant Pere de Roda, i els dormitoris a la planta inferior, amb accés directe a l’exterior, on es troba la piscina. La casa segueix retòricament en tots els punts el plantejament inicial: els murs, que es poden foradar amb llibertat segons els requeriments de les circulacions, se separen de l’alineació de les finestres allí on la traça inicial ho exigeix. Des de la llunyania, el coronament dels murs portants sobresurt per damunt de la densa pineda que envolta la casa i reprodueix en termes arquitectònics les traces de la topografia preexistent.

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