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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Miquel Pascual i Tintorer

    Sabadell Cemetery Chapel

    Church located in the centre of the cemetery, in front of the access avenue, and with a Greek cross floor plan. It has an eclectic decoration and is crowned by a glazed ceramic dome in the form of scales, which has a large image of the Angel of the Last Judgment on top. As a result of a visit by the Governor of Barcelona to Sabadell in August 1853, it was agreed to move the Taulí cemetery, as it was too close to the city and affected public health. Discussions about the new location lasted until 1860, when it was decided to build a new one in Planes de Sant Nicolau. Josep Antoni Obradors was in charge of the works, which began in May 1863, and it was inaugurated on June 26, 1864. The first buildings were small and had aedicles on tombs. Later on, in 1867, the first pantheons appeared, and finally in 1893 the church was built.
  2. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health

    Miquel Pascual i Tintorer

    Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health

    Eclectic church, surrounded by a forest and located on the remains of the Roman villa and the hermitage of Sant Iscle. It has a good arrangement of volumes, emphasised by the roofs at different levels and by the arches under the cornices. The bell tower, from the modernist period, combines the visible work with the wall and is topped by a glazed ceramic pinnacle. In front of the entrance there is an atrium supported by columns. From the interior, the most holy altar with sculptures and reliefs by Enric Monjo (1946) should be noted. There are also sculptures by Camil Fàbregas. The high altar altarpieces were carried out by Antoni Vila Arufat and the stained-glass windows were made by Jeroni Granell. According to tradition, around the year 1652, an image of the Virgin of Health was found touching the fountain of the Torrent de Canyomeres, and from that moment it began to be venerated in the Hermitage of Sant Iscle, a place where they were driven away from the city. The current temple is the work of M. Pascual Tintorer, it was finished on April 23, 1882, and cost 53,947.86 pesetas. Later, the bell tower was built (1907) and in 1945 the church was renovated by F. Folguera, who reinforced the vaults and foundations, as well as building the entrance atrium.
  3. Reconstrucció i Reforma de la Sala d'Actes del Centre Moral de Gràcia

    Miquel Pascual i Tintorer

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