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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Fundada pels arquitectes Maximià Torruella i Patricio Martínez, l’empresa d’arquitectura PMMT té més de 25 anys d’acreditada experiència en arquitectura hospitalària, sanitària i sociosanitària, així com al sector comercial, educatiu i en accessibilitat universal. Amb més de 2.500.000 m2 projectats tant en l’àmbit local com internacional i nombrosos concursos guanyats, PMMT compta amb un departament d’innovació que permet el desenvolupament de projectes d’innovació tant propis com per a empreses i institucions. Té oficines a Barcelona i Madrid i un equip de 45 professionals.
La seva obra ha estat premiada a prestigiosos certàmens, publicada a més de 100 mitjans especialitzats, ha format part d’exposicions nacionals i internacionals, i l’expertise dels seus membres els ha posicionat com a reputats convidats a congressos, universitats i debats, com a jurat en diversos concursos del sector hospitalari, i com a articulistes en publicacions especialitzades.

PMMT Arquitectura té com a objectiu dissenyar entorns sanitaris humanitzats i eficients que permetin millorar la qualitat assistencial i l’experiència del pacient. Actualment, l’empresa està dissenyant hospitals de subaguts, gastroenterològics, cardiològics, de medicina esportiva, regenerativa, de reproducció assistida i de diagnosi per la imatge, així com hospitals generals d’alta complexitat com la nova Clínica Girona i l’ampliació de l’Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta a Catalunya, tres nous hospitals a Bolívia i un altre a Angola.


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  1. Tr House

    PMMT Arquitectura, Patricio Martínez González, Maximià Torruella i Castel

    Tr House

    Innovation and functionality is the combination that distinguishes the architectural intervention of the house built on a plot that has a steep slope and where there was already a historic house surrounded by a large garden. The new home, which was subject to dimensions defined by urban planning regulations, had to be integrated with the landscape and functionally adapted to the client's needs. The result is a volume of 13.00 x 13.50m in three heights that overturns all the rooms in the opposite direction to the main façade, managing to respond to the needs, both visual and of privacy, of the user. Meanwhile, the rest of its façades are covered with a glazed ceramic skin that confuses and mimics the house with the surrounding vegetation.
  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús Residencial. Inclou Edificis d'Habitatges Unifamiliars de Promoció Privada o Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Tr House