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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Project by:

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2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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. Baró de Viver Residential Street Block

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Miguel Jiménez Eroles, Ramon Martí i Puzo

    Baró de Viver Residential Street Block

    The existing building is part of a larger project, intended to replace the neighbourhood with "cheap houses" built on the site following the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The renovation of the neighborhood involved the construction of a large room culminated by two concave bodies, plus a third transverse space located at the intermediate point. The aim was to respond to the urban isolation of the neighbourhood through a large block of houses that would generate its own public space, autogenous and indifferent to the morphological diversity of the rest of the city. The houses follow a three units per landing model, in order to avoid the inner courtyards and allow all the houses to face the central room. The cross section saves the difference in level between the Passeig de Santa Coloma and the lower street by means of an intermediate platform from which the stairs and lifts start, and below which are the spaces for parking and shops.
  2. Horta Geriatric Home

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Miguel Jiménez Eroles, Ramon Martí i Puzo

    Horta Geriatric Home

    The geriatric home is located in the Taxonera district, a few metres above the CEIP, built a few years earlier by the same architect. Familiarity with the neighbourhood and the morphological relationship with the old school lead Donato to take the suggestions of the northern slope of the mountain as generators of an expressive game of geometries that replicate the contours of the slope. The building opens in a convex arch to leave a public space facing south and suitable for outdoor activities for the elderly. This counter-curve superimposed on the original topography allows natural light to be collected by the side bands. The platform is linked to the open landscape through a porch in one section, while the other section is reserved for private rooms. The circle inscribed in the volume clearly separates the two parts of the program and articulates the main entrance, which gives access to the lower levels of the building.
  3. 160 Social Housing Units in Horta-Guinardó

    Martí-Miralles Arquitectes, Ramon Martí i Puzo, Antonio Miralles Guilló

    160 Social Housing Units in Horta-Guinardó

    The curved shapes of the façades allow to solve different aspects of the interaction with the city and give a unitary treatment to the whole complex. The island consists of two buildings, which share an inner courtyard with the vocation of urban space. The building below resolves the intersection between Estatut Avenue and Can Marcet. The building above resolves the border between two different types of urban fabric. The organisation of the two rooms favours the sunlight the houses receives. This provision, supported by passive measures and the use of solar energy, reduces the energy consumption of homes and the environmental impact of the building. Homes incorporate solutions that encourage flexibility in their use and adaptation to the changing needs of different types of family compositions. The double interior circulation through the kitchen and the relationship of the balcony with the main parts of the house expand its possibilities of use.
  4. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis amb Ús Residencial. Inclou Edificis d'Habitatges Plurifamiliars de Promoció Pública o Privada
    160 Social Housing Units in Horta-Guinardó


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