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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Documental Commission:

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

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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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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Arquitecte Superior per l'ETSAB, el 7 d'abril de 1992
Núm. col·legiat 22422/7 (03-06-1992)
Especialitzat en projectes i urbanisme

Soci fundador de l'estudi d'arquitectura ae5 arquitectes. L’activitat professional de l'estudi ha estat enfocada des dels seus inicis a l’obra pública i a la participació en concursos, sense desestimar l’àmbit privat. La diferent especialització dels membres de l’equip, ens ha permès desenvolupar tot tipus de projectes de manera completa des del propi despatx, integrant tots els àmbits que conformen un projecte. La nostra obra abasta el planejament, la urbanització i l’edificació especialment d'equipaments.

Concursos i premis més destacats
Primer Premi concurs per a joves Arquitectes: Ordenació parc urbà Can Roses i nou Cementiri. Rubí (1997)

Primer premi triennal d’arquitectura del Maresme 2001-2003 obra pública: Tanatori al nou Cementiri d’Argentona.
Primer premi concurs restringit d'idees, Centre d'Estudis Montseny. Barcelona (2004)
Primer Premi concurs restringit INCASOL: 30 Habitatges carrer Oporto, Badia del Vallès (2004)
Primer Premi concurs d'idees Centre d’Educació Infantil a Vilablareix, Girona (2004), finalista Premis d’Arquitectura comarques de Girona 2006
Primer Premi concurs d’idees ordenació coberta de l'aparcament Riera Gavarra. Canet de Mar (2006)
Coberta pista poliesportiva Francesc Calvo, Rubí (2003-2005) Seleccionat IV Biennal d’arquitectura del Vallès 2007
Primer Premi concurs d’idees escola bressol de Ca n’Alzamora. Ajuntament de Rubí. (2007)
Primer Premi concurs d’idees escola bressol Pla de Sant Pere. Ajuntament Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. (2008)
Primer Premi concurs d’idees coberta pista poliesportiva Clot de la Mel, BIMSA. Barcelona (2009)


On the Map



  1. La Farigola Pre-School Centre

    ae5 arquitectes, Xavier Alemany Vilches, Lluís Badenas Pràdanos, Jaume Tubert Ferrer

    La Farigola Pre-School Centre

    El pavelló de l’escola se situa al final del bosc, amb orientació sud-est. De forma linial, amb l’accés principal en un dels costats i l’accés de servei a l’altre, s’organitza en tres franges: el passadís, els serveis i les aules. Davant l’edifici, un bosc amb arbrat de fulla caduca, disposat geomètricament, que ens aporta sensació d’ordre, ens amaga zones de jocs, i ens fa de filtre amb l’aparcament.
  2. Clot de la Mel Hockey Pitch Roof and Enclosure

    ae5 arquitectes, Xavier Alemany Vilches, Lluís Badenas Pràdanos, Jaume Tubert Ferrer

    Clot de la Mel Hockey Pitch Roof and Enclosure

    Open rink intended for hockey practice, where it was necessary to preserve the low protective fence and the 5m high textile net behind the goals. The proposed cover had to protect the entire track and perimeter passage spaces and overlap the changing rooms. The conceptual simplicity of the cover consists of a corrugated self-supporting sheet, curved with metal tensioners from end to end that gives it great lightness. The support elements are treated as metal trees, taking into account the functional characteristics and formal richness that a load-bearing structure designed in this way provides. It allows to reduce the section of each of these support elements and at the same time remove the rigidity of a traditional vertical structure. With round tube profiles, it allows to adapt to the existing ones and to cover the proposed distance, both the area of the access ramp to the football field as well as solving the recess in the chamfer, without affecting the alignments and guaranteeing a unitary image of the cover. Minimum maintenance cost of the cover, as it is a single prefabricated element with a pre-lacquered finish in the workshop and with a welding-free installation, all bolted. Easy evacuation of rainwater to perimeter channels. By not having a horizontal structure, it has allowed the height of the building to be reduced as much as possible. Each structural tree comes assembled and pre-painted in the workshop. With a round tube on the central axis of the track that is fastened, by means of steel cables, the entire system of the baskets is hung: support pole, bracing winds, motor and operating cable. New perimeter fences for protection and security around the track.