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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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. 342 Dwellings Montigalà

    Joan Pascual - Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, Ramon Ausió Mateu, Joan Pascual Argenté

    342 Dwellings Montigalà

    The most characteristic elements of this project arise from the critical review of the current Planning, which established a closed block building with buildable depths greater than 25 metres, which was replaced by a system of staggered bands that they allow a more satisfactory integration of the whole on the site, a more rational systematisation of the free space and better conditions of sunshine and privacy of the residential space. The drafting of a Detail Study allowed the redefinition of alignments and levels: 1. Three spaces with two arms, four and six stories high, which adapt, curve and relate to each other, shaping the free spaces included between the buildings. The movement in plan and section of these strips allows for large interior patios, a fact that has a direct impact on the quality of the residential areas of the homes. 2. The combination of two pieces of different heights allows to enrich the combination of the built volumes, without increasing the permitted built-up ceiling. 3. In relation to the street that defines the eastern limit, the façade plan is maintained in alignment with the road, with a ground floor height and three floors. In the Travessia de Montigalà, the street alignment is also preserved with a series of three bodies combined with two gaps, all of identical dimensions. 4. The houses have east and west orientations.
  2. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    342 Dwellings Montigalà

  3. Nova Electra School

    Ramon Ausió Mateu, Joan Pascual Argenté

    Nova Electra School

    In this building, two of the areas of architecture and construction which seem to be preferred in the coming years meet: the rehabilitation of the existing heritage and the use of elements that make a bridge with the construction industry, both of the structural elements and perimeter closures. In this case, with the added complexity of inserting an Early Childhood and Primary Education Centre teaching programme into the container formed by one of the warehouses of the AEG industry that is included in the catalogue of heritage buildings in Terrassa. The construction of the AEG factory complex in Terrassa was carried out on land given by the municipality in the early 1940s. In 1970, the AEG factory reached its peak with 1900 workers. 1981 is considered the beginning of the decline in its production until its final closure in mid-2005. It is composed of tall prismatic volumes topped by a roof in the shape of a saw tooth. A small stone moulding separates this prism from the skylights. The structure is made up of three large single-span reinforced concrete porticoes. This powerful structure frees up a large open and well-lit interior space. The interior space is defined through the vertical accesses over the central space. It is a succession of open stairs that, located one after the other, tighten the central space. It is a space that moves in an ascending saw pattern that connects two successive double spaces located between the ground floor and the first floor (building B5) and the first floor and the second floor (building B3), open to each other and which allows a volume that would remain unused due to lighting and ventilation difficulties. This area becomes the central piece of the entire rehabilitation, achieving a space with characteristics that can only be found in interventions of this type.


  • SCALAE Vistas de Perfil Ramon Ausió 20210214


    SCALAE Vistas de Perfil Ramon Ausió 20210214


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