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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Marcos Catalán Alucha, Sergi Serrat Guillen

    MJ House

    L'habitatge reinterpreta de forma contemporània algunes de les característiques de la casa mediterrània tradicional: el porxo, el pati, la fusta, la ceràmica, el color blanc... S'aprofita la topografia del lloc per resoldre la secció del projecte. Tot l'habitatge es desenvolupa en planta baixa i descendeix una planta per adaptar-se a les condicions del carrer més baixa formalitzant la presència de l'aparcament sense necessitar excessius moviments de terra. En planta baixa la casa s'organitza al voltant d'un pati central que queda enfrontat a l'entrada principal de l'habitatge. La zona dels fills, poc presents en la casa, queda separada mitjançant un tancament de wengué que funciona com una barrera virtual i fa que la casa es faci "més petita" i no es faci tan evident la seva absència. La resta del programa es desenvolupa prop del jardí, en una seqüència de cuina-menjador, estar, dormitori, tots oberts al porxo i potenciant al màxim les diagonals interiors de la casa. Exteriorment la casa és un volum simple de color blanc que contrasta amb el verd dels pins de la Unes lames de pi tamisen la llum de tarda sobre les habitacions dels fills. A dins, en canvi, les textures enriqueixen la llum que prové del pati interior i del porxo. L'obra vista recorre els tancaments llargs de la casa i els mobles de wengué organitzen la planta al voltant. La xemeneia de maó, emergeix per sobre del volum i fixa la casa sobre el paisatge.
  2. EU Mies Award

    85 Dwelings for the Elderly in Can Travi

  3. Salt Municipal Police Station

    GRND82, Josep Ferrando Architecture, Josep Ferrando, Sergi Serrat Guillen

    Salt Municipal Police Station

    The site The new police station is located on the outskirts of the neighborhood in a zone reserved for council buildings. The proposal is placed in a pre-existing grove of magnificent beech trees that determine the main decisions for the project. The main building mass is concentrated at the north end of the site, in the unoccupied area, while the car park is organized around the grove. The remainder of the site forms a green cushion that separates the building from the road becoming a transition space for the visitors. The building The building is separated from the street by no more than a wooded garden. There are no railings to bar the public. The police should be seen to be accessible and friendly. A compact, horizontal, abstract and introverted volume is proposed due to the requirements of high-security, use and flexibility of the program. The public entrance is formed by raising the head at one of the ends of the building forming a large access porch. The staff entrance is placed at the opposite end of the main facade. The materiality Once inside everything changes. A system of double height spaces and patios organize the private zones and flood the interior with light. The color white becomes the main player. Its texture changes to differentiate the different walls: textured concrete for the exterior, polished stone on the floor, white brick and wood for the walls, perfect white for the ceiling...



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