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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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  1. Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

    Rafael de Cáceres Zurita, Jordi Henrich i Monràs, Olga Tarrasó Climent

    Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

    The promenade of Moll de la Barceloneta next to Moll de la Fusta materialises the idea of a perimeter crown that surrounds the Old Port as an urban element at the scale of the city. The project is arranged as a large linear space, maintaining its vocation for a promenade linked to Barceloneta and the Port, and reinforces the concept of empty space in the harbor scale. Thus, the sidewalk on the side of Barceloneta is extended up to 15 metres, recovering the historical configuration of the promenade, improving the relationship between pedestrian space and commercial establishments. There is an underground car park under the driveway. The section of the promenade between the road and the water reflects the change in scale, an eleven-metre sidewalk is related to the side of Barceloneta through groups of trees that break the alignments of the street generating new visuals towards the great areas of the promenade, which open towards the port, marked by groups of palm trees. At the ends are two large, slightly inclined squares as transitional elements with respect to the buildings.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Outdoor Spaces

    FAD Award

    Moll de la Barceloneta Quay Promenade

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Outdoor Spaces

    FAD Award

    La Barceloneta Seafront Promenade

  4. Moll de Barcelona Quay Promenade

    Jordi Henrich i Monràs, Olga Tarrasó Climent

    Moll de Barcelona Quay Promenade

    The Barcelona pier is the south-west boundary between the Port Vell area (port transformed into an urban space) and the industrial port. The pier, 630 by 170 metres, is currently used by cruise lines and regular lines with the Balearic Islands. The dimensions and design of the promenade are in relation to the geometry of the World Trade Center building, located at one end of the pier, and the underground car park. The WTCB is a large volume of four buildings with an inverted frustoconical envelope. A plinth formed by two passenger terminals frames the tower of the Montjuïc cable car, one of the landscape landmarks of the port. A platform connects the new buildings with the city. The central promenade reserved for pedestrians is framed by the roads where the vehicles traveling to the WTCB and the parking ramps travel. At the urban end of the pier, an elliptical roundabout connects to the city's pedestrian and road circuit. In order to filter the presence of the large building in relation to the pier, the promenade tries to relate to the port's landscape context. The granite pavement is laid out in transversal strips, connecting the central promenade and the side sidewalks, and is structured by means of a grid of slats and parterres that make up several areas: one in the centre, with a linear route, and two on the sides, of a more static character. The vegetation and the lighting are drawn in two frames that articulate the platform. There is a main plot of medium-sized trees, gleditsias triacanthos plants from every 8 and 11 m, with date palms here and there. At the ends of the promenade, the tall casuarinas mingle with the palm trees according to a syncopated rhythm. Finally, there is a regular arrangement of small trees, parkinsonia aculeata, which introduce areas of shade and changing colours throughout the year. The lighting elements (stainless steel columns with angled arms that project light in various directions) are located throughout the platform and create a transparent ceiling over the promenade while shading the presence of the large building.
  5. Premio Década

    Award-Winner / Winner

    Premio Década

    Arrangement of the Ronda del Mig Ring Road

  6. Badalona Seafront Promenade

    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Espinàs i Tarrasó, GRECCAT Enginyeria i Medi Ambient, Julià Espinàs Casas, Olga Tarrasó Climent

    Badalona Seafront Promenade

    The new promenade is designed on the scale of the urban front built on the industrial past of the city, establishing a dialogue with the recovered natural landscape. A careful topographical work closes the perspective of the beach against the new marina, creates the relationship squares between the two sides of the railway route in the old bridge of Eduard Maristany and the sequence of access of the city to the sea in Martí i Pujol. The integration of the accesses to the Pont del Petroli in the layout of the promenade strengthens the route in its central part. The choice of materials and the scale given to the whole by the lighting system help to understand the landscape from a metropolitan point of view. The parallel wooden and concrete walkways solve the difficulties of the property of the land (limits of the ZMT) tied together by the distribution of the vegetation of palm trees of 5 different species which, tied together by a tamarind plantation along the entire route, provide the walk with its own personality.
  7. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Intervencions Paisatgístiques i Ordenació d’Espais Urbans

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Badalona Seafront Promenade

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