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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


Pedro Pegenaute was born in Pamplona in 1977. He is a professional photographer, expert on architecture since 2005, when he quit his career as an architect to devote himself exclusively to photography. Since then he has been working with architects and prestigious publishers worldwide.

He has won several photography awards due to his particular look: 1st Award Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro (2005)
1st Award “Miradas desde la Arquitectura” (2011) Instituto Alicantino Juan Gil-Albert; finalista “Purificación García 2007” and acquisition of the final photography to be part of the private collection of the mentioned Brand.

He has also collaborated as a judge himself in various photography contests.
His work has formed a part of numerous architectural expositions in cities like Pamplona, Barcelona, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, London, etc. His own work has been shown in individual expositions since 2003, the year in which he began to be acquired by both particular and private collectors at the same time as receiving numerous orders for large formatted murals for interior spaces.
Over the last years, the reflection of ¨the humanity of architecture¨, in short, because of the explanation of architecture from the user, and the new forms of visual representation have taken him to test out the audio-visual field with the creation of videos from his essence as a photographer.
In 2011, Pegenaute Studio was established, and in 2013 his first book was published, ¨Pedro Pegenaute Personal¨, in addition to the architecture books, ¨Pegenaute Photovolumes¨.

In 2021, the audiovisual project "2020 Pamplona at home" was exhibited at the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, carried out during the lock down caused by COVID19, where Pedro Pegenaute invites different architects and professionals related to architecture to make a reflection inspired by the photographs that make the exhibition up. The project is made up of 97 printed photographs accompanied by 51 reflections, an exhibition book and the film "Fragments of a Life", and is itinerant.