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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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Cronology (6)

  1. La Ciutadella Park Sports Pavilion

    Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, MMI Gestió d'Arquitectura i Paisatge, Enric Batlle i Durany, Joan Roig i Duran

    La Ciutadella Park Sports Pavilion

    The Ciutadella sports centre has approximately 4,500m2, which includes a regular indoor basketball court, an outdoor sports court, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and the corresponding changing rooms and restrooms. The project assimilates the scale of the sports centre to that of the other buildings in the Park, trying to rearrange the program to occupy the minimum possible floor and at the same time not to rise above the other buildings. The building, like the rest of the Passeig Picasso, acts as a fence for the Park, laying the foundations for the future fence of the Passeig de la Circumval·lació. That is why the ground floor is closed with glass, looking for maximum transparency between the street and the park. The rest of the plants alternate with glazed enclosures with solids, depending on the indoor use, and are covered with wooden slats to protect them from the sun, and blend in with the trees, looking for a place of their own near the shade.
  2. Sant Joan Despí Funeral Services

    Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, MMI Gestió d'Arquitectura i Paisatge, Enric Batlle i Durany, Albert Gil Margalef, Joan Roig i Duran

    Sant Joan Despí Funeral Services

    La proposta per al nou tanatori de sant Joan Despí millora els serveis del cementiri existent amb un nou tanatori que complementa la oferta de serveis actual, dignificant l’accés del cementiri existent. El nou tanatori s’integra paisatgísticament, respectant el caràcter de parc que el lloc ha de tenir, donada la seva situació urbana, preservant i reforestant el talussos vegetals existents al voltant de l’àmbit d’implantació i incorporant part de la volumetria del edifici a la topografia existent. la planta de l’edifici, de 700 m2, disposa una organització que ordena l’edifici en dos àmbits clarament diferenciats, per una banda l’àmbit públic format per el conjunt d’estances pensades per servir als usuaris de la instal•lació i per l’altra banda l’àmbit privat configurat per les peces de servei necessàries per a la preparació dels difunts i el moviment dels fèretres entre aquestes. Un sistema de patis completa la organització de la planta,ordenant-la i il·luminant-la.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d'Ús No Residencial de Promoció Privada

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Sant Joan Despí Funeral Services

  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d’Ús Residencial de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    La Ciutadella Park Sports Pavilion

  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions en Espais Exteriors

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Environmental Recovery of the Embankments and Approaches to the River Llobregat

  6. Environmental Recovery of the Embankments and Approaches to the River Llobregat

    Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, MMI Gestió d'Arquitectura i Paisatge, Enric Batlle i Durany, Joan Roig i Duran

    Environmental Recovery of the Embankments and Approaches to the River Llobregat

    L'objectiu de la proposta és la identificació dels principals condicionants per a la recuperació mediambiental del riu Llobregat, així com la definició de les actuacions necessàries per millorar-ne la seva accessibilitat des dels diferents municipis que l’envolten i potenciar-ne l'ús social per tal de dur a terme activitats d'oci i lleure. Es tracta de donar al riu una idea de conjunt, que li confereixi un criteri de tractament paisatgístic unitari, que serveixi alhora per facilitar-ne el seu futur manteniment, i alhora entendre’l com una unitat. El desenvolupament de la proposta radica en entendre el riu des de dos punts de vista que es complementen: - El riu com a un ens viu i canviant, ple de vida i Espai Natural amb la seva pròpia dinàmica i funcionament. - El riu com un Espai Verd i de lleure periurbà, que sigui un lloc de gaudiment per als ciutadans, tot respectant el medi on es troba. La proposta paisatgística entén el riu com a Espai verd connectat a la ciutat i el seu entorn.