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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

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Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

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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

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edittio Nubilum

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Graduat a l'Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona l'any 1970.

Ha rebut els següents premis i nominacions:
Premi FAD d'Arquitectura els anys 1976 (FAD d'Arquitectura), 1982 (FAD de Restauració) juntament amb Julio Laviña, Pilar de la Vila i Pep Urgell i el 1999 (FAD d'Espais Urbans) juntament amb Xavier Casas.
Premi Nacional d'Urbanisme 1979.
Award of Excelence de l'European Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2000 (Dublín).
Nominació als Premis FAD d'Arquitectura dels anys 1987, 1989, 1991 i 2001.
Finalista a la 5a Biennal d'Arquitectura Espanyola 1997-1998.
Nominació al Premi Europeu de Paisatge Rosa Barba 2000 i 20002.
Premi a la 1a Mostra d'Arquitectura de Barcelona. 2104 juntament amb Berta Barri.

Ha realitzat nombroses obres d'arquitectura centrades en els equipaments públics: Escoles, Centres Sanitaris, Instal·lacions Esportives, Biblioteques, Hotels i Edificis Administratius i d'oficines.

En 1992 va participar en la construcció de la Vila Olímpica de Barcelona amb l'edificació d'un conjunt d'habitatges, centre sanitari i oficines amb 50000m2 construïts.

Ha realitzat diversos Parcs a l'entorn de Barcelona: Parc de la Solidaritat, Parc de les Planes, Passeig Marítim i Parc Litoral de Sant Adrià, etc i la cobertura del tren i la urbanització de la seva coberta al barri de Sants a Barcelona, ​​amb una longitud de 700 m. i una superfície de 6 ha.

Ha realitzat al costat de J.A. Acebillo diversos Plans Urbanístics en ciutats europees: Màster Pla per al Fòrum 2004 a Barcelona, ​​Singuidunum-Belgrad el 2010, Hellinikon- Atenes el 2011, Varna- Bulgària, Oostende- Belgica, etc.

Professor de projectes de l'ETSAB (Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona) el 1977 - 1978 i professor convidat en diversos cursos de les Escoles d'Arquitectura de Barcelona i el Vallès, de Sarajevo (Bòsnia) i Kazan (Rússia).

La seva obra ha estat exposada en diverses exposicions i recollida en diverses publicacions nacionals i internacionals.

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  1. Mañé i Flaquer Dwellings

    Pere Aixàs i Espar, Sergi Godia i Fran, Juli Laviña Batallé, Josep Urgell i Beltrán

    Mañé i Flaquer Dwellings

    The building is made up of two distinct bodies. The one facing Mañé i Flaquer Street consists of eight small homes, four of which face the interior of the block and another interior body, which was destined for an architecture studio. The construction, intended for housing, fits discreetly into the urban environment in which it is inserted, that is, the old town of Sarrià, with a minimal and subtle language. The composition of the narrow façade takes the suppression of the overhangs as a starting point for the design, which by ordinances could be built but which, at the will of the promoters and technicians, they renounced to execute them and gave place to the flat façade, which will be shown as an effective support for the general composition in narrow streets and old houses. The resignation of protruding bodies ensures the continuity of the façade plans with the neighbouring buildings and provides an answer to the problem of narrow streets, avoiding the confrontation of façades and their openings and making family meetings more intimate. In the unitary conception of the façade, each element is individualised, fitting into the space of the opening, taking as a reference the image of the block’s façades. They are glazed galleries, superimposed like a skin on the structures of the façades, which resolve interior/exterior traffic spaces. Both façades, the interior of the block and the one on the street, are designed as a double skin, forming an intermediate air chamber between the interior of the homes and the exterior. The interior wall is glazed and the exterior, flush with the façade, is made of metal profiles, responding at the same time to a constructive problem and the need to divide the space, as a reference to the scale of the environment. The ground floor is resolved with a small porch, which facilitates the maneuverability of the access and facilitates the independent entrance of the homes and the premises, enabling the vision of the depth of the inner courtyard through transparency.
  2. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Mañé i Flaquer Dwellings

  3. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Restoration

    FAD Award

    Adaptation of an Industrial Building as a Primary School and a Civic Centre

  4. Adaptation of an Industrial Building as a Primary School and a Civic Centre

    Sergi Godia i Fran, Xavier Gomà Presas, Juli Laviña Batallé, Josep Urgell i Beltrán

    Adaptation of an Industrial Building as a Primary School and a Civic Centre

    Part of the warehouses of the workshops used by the FIAT car company were adapted for its construction. It seems that the building had been designed by J.A. Coderch, however he did not direct the works. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science, but was managed by the Barcelona City Council, owner of the land and the building, which considered, together with the Neighbourhood Association, to preserve part of the buildings in the ground floor for the new educational program, complying with the established regulatory requirements and leaving the rest of the surface and building to solve other equipment deficits in the Les Corts District. The project pretends to accomplish two objectives: On the one hand, a school that does not suffer pedagogically and architecturally due to the fact that it is the result of the use of the existing building, designed for a very different purpose. And, on the other hand, that the solution adopted is the result of an in-depth study of the entire municipal property, even if the school project only develops a part of the whole. The projected solution contemplates the following aspects: It maintains the appearance of the sawtooth industrial buildings, in the main body, freeing it from additions that distorted its vision. The industrial buildings are not hidden: they are completed and become the basic visual element of the whole. It maintains the fence as a separating element between the school and the surrounding streets. It powers the ramp between the first level and the overall deck. The school is linked to the neighbourhood, facing the courtyard and the access area. To assign the rest of the respected building, but not intended for the school, to solve the equipment deficits in the Les Corts neighbourhood. The school is linked to the neighbourhood. To emphasize the existing formal interior structure, perfectly compatible with the new teaching program. The presence of free spaces between buildings are intended for complementary educational activities as an external extension of the classrooms. The distribution of the classrooms and the complementary outbuildings are projected along two parallel axes that formalise two orthogonal corridors, joined to each other by the space intended for the services, both lavatories and changing rooms, and the vertical access to the covered floor.
  5. Vila Olímpica Dwellings

    Pilar de la Villa Ugas, Sergi Godia i Fran, Josep Urgell i Beltrán

    Vila Olímpica Dwellings

    It consists of a very long façade (250ml) in a compromised situation: the gateway to the Vila Olímpica from the city, framing the two iconic towers of the Port Olímpic together with the curved façade of MBM. There are 3 singularities in the development of the façade, all of them in the northern end: 1. It is the tallest building at its end. 2. It is a bridge building over Doctor Trueta Street. 3. There was an "absorption" by part of the existing office building which forced an effort of containment and compositional rigors able to absorb all the "accidents" in a unitary and orderly concept of the façade conceived as a limit and presentation of the neighbourhood.
  6. Vila Olímpica Primary Healthcare Centre

    Pilar de la Villa Ugas, Sergi Godia i Fran, Josep Urgell i Beltrán

    Vila Olímpica Primary Healthcare Centre

    The Primary Healthcare Centre (CAP) is designed as a box perforated inside by a patio that solves the lighting and ventilation of all the waiting rooms. The façades are organised with a modulated and repetitive type of void that does not reflect the complexity of the building. This organisational complexity can be seen inside the building, structured around a central courtyard that reflects the programmatic differences of the various floors in its section. The accesses are on the ground floor, differentiating the continuous attention area from the rest of the building, and the reception, archive, distribution and pharmacy warehouse, the offices of medical checks, the radiology area and the extractions and laboratory area are connected to the continuous attention area. The first floor is used for rehabilitation and physical therapy. The second and third floors are intended for the multipurpose area. On the fourth floor we find the health personnel and the administrative area. The parking lot, warehouses and technical premises are located on the basement floor. The design of the structural elements, installations and closure facilitate subsequent interior remodeling and redistribution.
  7. Remodelling and Extension of the Civil Engineers' Association

    Sergi Godia i Fran, Juli Laviña Batallé, Josep Urgell i Beltrán

    Remodelling and Extension of the Civil Engineers' Association

    The headquarters of the Civil Engineers' Association occupied an isolated single-family house on a very small plot located in the Les Tres Torres neighbourhood. The refurbishment and extension of the headquarters was considered with a requirement that conditioned the project in a decisive way. This was the construction of an event hall with a capacity for 150 people. Given the dimensions of the building to be extended and the plot, the only possible solution was to locate said room in the basement, occupying the subsoil of the front yard of the existing building. In order to functionally solve the accesses to the room and provide an adequate response to evacuation needs, the refurbishment and extension was designed by eliminating the staircase of the existing building. This was moved to the new building together with the elevator and the sanitary services on each floor. In this way, the old building was freed from vertical circulation, separating it into a main area on the ground floor, and the rest of the floors were destined for the offices. The exterior enclosures responded to an initial approach of respecting the existing building, maintaining the original plastering, painting and carpentry, except in the central part, where the radical modification required an aluminum treatment. The new building was completed with exposed work of pressed ingots held together with lime mortar. The materials chosen were travertine marble in the new area, Iroko wood nailed parquet flooring in the main areas and synthetic PVC in the offices. The structure of the underground assembly hall was solved by means of a reinforced concrete vault supported by the lateral earth retaining walls. The vault was made of exposed concrete using reed planks for the formwork.
  8. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Outdoor Spaces

    FAD Award

    La Solidaritat Park

  9. Aeronautical Cultural Centre at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

    Godia & Barrio Arquitectes, Berta Barrio Uría, Sergi Godia i Fran, Eloi Juvillà i Ballester

    Aeronautical Cultural Centre at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

    The museum is equipped with a program of 3200m2 spread over the ground floor and mezzanine and is organised in two structural spans of 28 and 15.5 m. Under the biggest one, there is a large exhibition room of old airplanes and a restoration workshop. The attic is part of the exhibition route and acts as a viewpoint over the great hall. The other hallway contains the assembly hall, the administration and the warehouses. The building, with a rectangular plan, is inspired by the image of hangars. In its outer skin, the prefabricated concrete panels are slightly out of place, breaking the flatness of the façade and generating a game of light and shadow that varies throughout the day. On the main façade, this concrete body rises as if it were an airplane taking off to leave a glazed strip that allows you to observe the airplanes on display.
  10. Covering of the Railway Tracks at Sants Railway Station

    Sergi Godia i Fran

    Covering of the Railway Tracks at Sants Railway Station

    In 2002, the city administration decided to launch the urban renewal project for the Sants railway corridor. Having ruled out the option of burying the railway corridor, it was decided to confine it within a light and transparent box for a large part of the layout, the roof of which had to be transformed into an 800 metre-long elevated and landscaped walkway. The support structure of the building/container is made up of prefabricated concrete pieces in a diagonal sequence that takes the form of a large Warren beam that evokes the old railway bridges, leaving large empty triangles suitable for glazing. The roof of the building is raised between 4 and 12 metres with respect to the surrounding streets and, consequently, its gardens become a viewpoint over the city and are structured on the basis of two linear routes: one on the north side of the roof, very shaded by trees, and another on the south side, permanently sunny. The intermediate space between both paths is configured as the backbone of the gardens based on the configuration of a complex artificial topography with a high density of trees and a rich planting of shrubby and ground cover vegetation, selected based on a highly selective colour palette. The elevations presented by the topography, reinforced by the density and strategic position of the masses of trees, favour the creation of areas in which the stroller loses the sensation of being inside the city and generates that of being immersed in a natural environment.
  11. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Edificis d’Ús No Residencial de Promoció Pública

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Aeronautical Cultural Centre at Barcelona-El Prat Airport