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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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  1. La Vinya Housing Complex

    Vicenç Bonet i Ferrer, Lluís Nadal Oller, Pere Puigdefàbregas Baserba

    La Vinya Housing Complex

    The guidelines of the project are determined by the desire to maintain the initial budget of the work. The same type of housing is repeated throughout the group, with variants in the fronts and at the corner between the two blocks. The window facing the street is always the same: the load-bearing brick wall is unloaded in a pyramidal shape, and the window frame is on the inside, painted in a bright colour and linked to the piece of protection, which is metallic and is painted in the same colour. The result is a smooth façade, enormously enriched by this singular element. The ground floor porch, made of concrete, creates lowered vaults reduced to linear profiles.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    La Vinya Housing Complex

  3. Yxart House

    Vicenç Bonet i Ferrer, Lluís Nadal Oller, Pere Puigdefàbregas Baserba

    Yxart House

    La proposta inicial consistia en tres blocs d’habitatges de planta aproximadament quadrada, d’alçàries diferents i escaires també diferents, que havien de ser determinants per completar la imatge de la cornisa de Tarragona des de distàncies i punts de vista ben diversos. Els dos blocs resultants tenen un mateix accés, pel passeig de Sant Antoni, un a mitja alçària i l’altre des de la coberta. La planta de tots dos blocs és diferent: el bloc més alt, a la banda oest, té dos habitatges per planta, amb un sol pati interior a la banda nord. L’altre bloc té quatre habitatges, tot mirant al sud, amb un pati al centre que serveix tots els habitatges. La implantació general i el disseny dels elements a petita escala estan pensats per donar continuïtat a una imatge de cornisa que encara es manté harmònica, gràcies a la regularitat tipològica i a la varietat de conjunt de les edificacions que l’han construït al llarg del temps.

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