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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2019-2024 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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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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Arquitecta llicenciada per la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSAV) al 2006 amb Pere Riera com a tutor. Complementa els seus estudis a Suïssa, a l”Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio”, amb els professors Aires Mateus i Peter Zumthor. Al 2013 estudia direcció artística cinematogràfica, a l’escola estudio de cine de Barcelona.

Fins al 2008 col·labora en diferents estudis d’arquitectura: Aires mateus & ass (lisboa) i Bosch-Tarrús arquitectes (Barcelona), entre d’altres.

Al 2008 estableix el seu propi estudi a Barcelona, on actualment desenvolupa la seva activitat professional, que sorgeix fonamentalment de concursos públics i puntualment d’encàrrecs privats. Habitualment col·labora amb professionals de disciplines diferents per desenvolupar els seus projectes i oferir un servei complert de la gestió i procés de l’obra.

Els seus projectes majoritàriament giren entorn de la rehabilitació i la reinterpretació d’espais i es basen en la reutilització i el reciclatge.

La col·laboració entre Arantxa Manrique i Yaiza Terré neix oficialment el 22 de juliol del 2008 amb el 1º premi del concurs de Fàbriques de la Creació per l’ampliació d’Hangar a Can Ricart_PobleNou convocat per l’Ajuntament de Barcelona i dirigit a joves arquitectes i finalitza l’any 2011 amb el final de les mateixes obres.


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  1. Extension of the Hangar Artistic Creation Centre at Can Ricart

    Arantxa Manrique Gimeno, Yaiza Terré

    Extension of the Hangar Artistic Creation Centre at Can Ricart

    The beauty of something unfinished, intervening without destroying, valuing the character of the space and at the same time reinterpreting it, rehabilitating it while being respectful of history and thinking of new uses, recognising the scars of the site as a key imprint of its personality...That's what this project is about. The Hangar project is located within the "Factories of Creation" program. It is about adapting the existing buildings with the minimum intervention and the minimum possible economic cost. Hangar is a Centre for Visual Artists located in an old warehouse within the Can Ricart factory complex since 1997. The intervention is carried out respectfully, recognising the character and physical qualities of the existing space, reinterpreting it but not transforming it; maintaining the scars that show the transformations suffered over time and adding those that will arise from it. Strategically, a common element is introduced in all the industrial units, "the module", exempt, which opposes old and new.
  2. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Shortlisted. Category: Intervencions de Rehabilitació, tant de Promoció Pública com Privada
    Extension of the Hangar Artistic Creation Centre at Can Ricart

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