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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura


2019-2022 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2022 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:

2019-2022 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

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Arquitecte per la ETSAB el 1977. S’incorpora a l’estudi d’arquitectura de Josep Benedito, Jaume Llobet i Agustí Mateos del que forma part coma membre fins el 1985. Realitza cursos de Doctorat a la ETSAB des de 1978 a 1980 i entre 1991 i 1992 Des de 1982 a 1993 desenvolupa la seva activitat professional al Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya en qualitat de contracta temporal de 1982 a 1984, com a interí de 1984 a 1986 i com a funcionari, com a cap de Secció de Projectes i com a a cap de Servei de Projectes i Construccions entre 1986 i 1993 Treballa com Project manager en el programa de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra a l’Àrea Ciutadella entre 1993 i 2008. Estableix l’estudi professional el 1993. Es membre d’Arquitectes per la Arquitectura, associació que té per objectiu crear un marc de suport professional als arquitectes i promoure l’arquitectura com a bé cultural i social. Responsable dels Cursos de l’Escola Sert sobre Arquitectura Escolar el 2006 i El Projecte d’Habitatge de Protecció Oficial HPO el 2010. Professor de Projectes Arquitectònics IV a l’Escola d’Arquitectura La Salle a Tarragona entre 2007 i 2014 i de Projectes Final de Carrera entre 2011 i 2014. Membre del Jurat dels Premi 5a Biennal Alejandro de la Sota el 2005 i del Concurs de Front del Riu a Amposta el 2004. Ha impartit conferències relatives a l’obra del propi estudi. Premi FAD 1982 del jurat d’Arquitectura, Disseny Interior i Restauració per Centre d’Educació Especial Josep Sol a Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Premi VI Biennal d’Arquitectura Alejandro de la Sota per IES Ernest Lluch i Martí a Cunit. Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2008 de Arquitectura i Urbanisme per Campus de la Comunicació al 22@ Ca l’Aranyó a Barcelona.


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  1. Can Calvet Special Education Centre

    Josep Benedito i Rovira, Agustí Mateos Duch, Ramon Valls Ortiz

  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Can Calvet Special Education Centre

    Josep Benedito i Rovira, Agustí Mateos Duch, Ramon Valls Ortiz

  3. CAP Batea

    Agustí Mateos Duch, Ramon Valls Ortiz

    Edifici disposat en forma de L, seguint l'alineació dels carrers i adaptant-se al fort desnivell del solar. Un eix longitudinal que recull els dos accessos, oposats i a diferent cota, ordena la circulació interior. Sobre aquest eix els dos blocs edificats es desplacen donant lloc a un porxo en doble al;ada que configura l'accés des de la cantonada dels dos carrers. Exteriorment, l'edifici presenta una imatge unitària -una pell continua- amb aplacat de pedra i nítides perforacions.
  4. Escola Ernest Lluch i Martí

    Ramon Valls Ortiz

    Escola Ernest Lluch i Martí

  5. Communication Campus of the UPF

    Josep Benedito i Rovira, Ramon Valls Ortiz

    Communication Campus of the UPF

    As has been characteristic of the different implementations of the Pompeu Fabra University throughout the process of creating the urban campus of the UPF, the complex is made up of buildings from the Historical Heritage of the city that are restored and adapted to the new use and buildings of new construction. Ca l’Aranyó is an old textile factory built in 1872 in accordance with a partially completed project from which two pieces of considerable historical and architectural value have been preserved - the factory and the warehouse. It is the first to be implemented on the recently created Cerdà plot with a project that contemplates the total configuration of the island, with buildings on its perimeter and the boilers in the central area. The chimney that characterises the central square has been preserved, which once again functions linked to the nearby energy plant. The layout of the building makes it compatible with the conservation of the old buildings and the construction of new volumes based on the PERI arrangement of the 22@ Audiovisual Campus. The ensemble formed by the remodeled buildings, the new buildings of the UPF, together with the Media Complex sets are developed around a central square, open to Llacuna and Roc Boronat streets, which located at the original level -1.80 with respect of the environment, it is a space of relationship with the intention of articulating the connections between the different parts that make up the complex and at the same time enhances its relationship with the environment, creating an area with the vocation of an urban space. The character of the factory buildings is maintained with the presence of interior streets, the chimney, the façade and the recovery of interior elements such as pillars and cast iron beams, Catalan vaults and trusses. The new buildings are treated with a tense skin and with a material treatment that contrasts plastically and tectonically with the old building. Screen-printed glass is used with different degrees, to achieve an effect of vibration and reflections. The openings are integrated into the general skin.
  6. Rehabilitation of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Tortosa

    Isabel Pascual Pellicer, Ramon Valls Ortiz

    Rehabilitation of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Tortosa

    El complex de l’Escorxador, obra modernista de Pau Monguió inclosa al Catàleg del Patrimoni com a BCIL, va ser erigit entre 1906 i 1908 i va funcionar com a tal fins al 1997. Des de 1998 hi hem dut a terme actuacions de rehabilitació consistents en la recuperació de l’edificació original i de l’espai lliure de relació entre pavellons, l’eliminació d’afegits, i el tractament de la façana primigènia i els seus elements ceràmics, mantenint el caràcter de recinte, els pavellons originaris i els components estructurals i decoratius característics. L’última intervenció, avui seu del Museu de Tortosa, s’ajusta al Pla Director de l’Escorxador i dóna resposta al programa de l’Espai d’Art: administració i direcció, espai de reserva, espai d’exposició permanent, sala d’exposicions temporals Antoni Garcia. S’ubica en els pavellons 1, 11, 12 i 13, i resol les necessitats i les especificitats programàtiques reforçant el valor espacial i constructiu de l’arquitectura fundacional.
  7. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Communication Campus of the UPF

    Josep Benedito i Rovira, Ramon Valls Ortiz

  8. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Ebre)


    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Ebre)

    Rehabilitation of the Old Municipal Abattoir of Tortosa

    Isabel Pascual Pellicer, Ramon Valls Ortiz