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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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És arquitecte per l’Escola d’Arquitectura de Barcelona. Va ser membre de la redacció de la revista Quaderns del 1987 al 1988. Des de 1989 al 2005 va ser arquitecte de Projectes Urbans de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona i des del 2005 al 2019 del Servei d’Espai Públic de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona. Durant aquests dos períodes va realitzar múltiples obres en l’espai urbà i edificació a Barcelona i municipis de l’Àrea Metropolitana, d’entre els quals destaquen: la Plaça de la Catedral, la plaça Universitat, l’avinguda Meridiana i l’avinguda Paral·lel a Barcelona; els carrers del Barri Sud a Sant Just Desvern; el parc de Can Ginestar a Viladecans; la plaça del Riu Sec i la Passarel·la de la Farigola a Cerdanyola del Vallès; els Jardins del Palau de Requesens a Molins de Rei; el parc de La Costeta a Begues. Ha dissenyat diversos elements urbans, d’entre els quals destaquen: el Gual 120, l’Edicle-V, la Barana V, la Cadira Nigra, la Barana Línea, el Banc Trapecio, i la Columna Paral·lel. La seva obra ha estat seleccionada o finalista en diversos premis: premis FAD (1991, 2011), Biennal d’Arquitectura espanyola BEAU (1991, 2011), Premi Europeu de Paisatge Rosa Barba (2008, 2014 i 2016), Triennal d’Arquitectura del Baix Llobregat (2008), Mostra d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (2016), Mostra d’Arquitectura del Vallès (2016), Delta ADI FAD (1991, 2016) i la medalla FAD 1995 en reconeixement a la trajectòria de Projectes Urbans en el disseny de l’espai públic, com a membre d’aquest Servei. Va ser professora de Disseny de Mobiliari Urbà a l’Escola Elisava (1994-2009), del Màster “Disseny de Mobiliari Urbà” organitzat per l’Escola Elisava i l’UB (1992) i del Taller de Paisaje IV a la Escuela de Arquitectura de la UNAV (2006-2007). La seva activitat docent es completa amb la participació en conferències i com a professora convidada a cursos i màsters. Ha format part del Comitè d’experts per a la Selecció dels premis Delta ADI FAD (2009, 2011).


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  1. Plaça del Riu Sec and La Farigola Walkway

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Montserrat Periel i Piquer, Manuel Reventós i Rovira

    Plaça del Riu Sec and La Farigola Walkway

    Between the Riu Sec and the railway tracks, on a previously confined asbestos-contaminated subsoil and an environment characterised by different topographic levels, there is the area where the new sports and school area will be developed in the Farigola district. Plaça del Riu Sec and the Farigola footbridge provide for the improvement of connectivity between areas and will be used as an access hall to future facilities. The square is made up of three paved strips that fold to access the lift, structuring the space. They are separated by interstitial areas, with slopes of green areas, living areas and children's games, which resolve the difference in levels to bring us closer to the residential district. The footbridge, a structure with two drawer beams, specifically solves the meeting with the extremes: in the square, a platform is both a viewpoint and access to the elevator and the staircase, and in the neighbourhood, it crosses over F. Puig Street and the tracks to look for the level of the Barcelona road.
  2. Remodelling of Paral·lel Avenue

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Montserrat Periel i Piquer

    Remodelling of Paral·lel Avenue

    The revitalisation of Barcelona’s Paral·lel Avenue is the starting point for the remodeling of this urban axis, located on the border of three districts: Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Sants-Montjuïc. The intervention improves pedestrian connectivity, both transversely and longitudinally, and creates new spaces for public use. The location of the bike lane on the axis of the Avenue, bounded by a longitudinal parterre and an asymmetrical sidewalk rubber divider, divides the road, minimises its impact and incorporates the new large pedestrian crossings. The new squares in the meetings with the Eixample create a unique space, a receptacle for activities, which is made up of three pedestrian areas that integrate the road network. A granite pavement with continuous joints between areas allows to recognise the character of the whole space. The unit of the set is reinforced with a mesh of lighting points that results from the placement of the Paral·lel multifunctional column.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions Paisatgístiques i Ordenació d’Espais Urbans
    Remodelling of Paral·lel Avenue

  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Vallès)

    Plaça del Riu Sec and La Farigola Walkway



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