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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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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Building between large partitions. It consists of a ground floor and two floors under an Arabic tile roof. It has galleries and a back yard that connects to a recent construction. The façade, of balanced composition, presents a gallery of pointed arched windows on the upper floor and two floors of windows between a stepped brick cornice. A large semi-circular arch window centres the composition. The rear façade and interior layout are articulated from a central body and two lateral wings. The entire organisation is planned in accordance with the functionality of the building. Brick has been used as a construction element. The work responds to the characteristics of the modernist language.

The Inglada Nursing Home is a public building. It is located in the wide area formed on the sides of the Sant Martí de Sarroca road, BV-2121, inaugurated in 1881. It is an interesting area in terms of eclectic and modernist architecture.

The building, built in 1916, was founded as an asylum in 1917 to accommodate the poor women of the town, at the behest of the Inglada Via family.

After the Spanish Civil War, it belonged to the Caixa d'Estalvis del Penedès, which turned it into a home for the elderly and conditioned the building.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Building between partitions structured in three wings forming a "U" shape, attached to the partitions and to the main façade and a body between them. They consist of a ground floor, partly mezzanine in the lateral wings and two floors in each wing. Gable roofs with the ridge parallel to each wing. The central body is made up of a semi-basement, in part, a ground floor and an upper floor and roof.
The main façade is composed symmetrically on vertical axes, with a slight asymmetry on the ground floor. A half-point to half-height arched bay window centres the composition, the windows are mullioned with stepped mouldings. Below this window, on the ground floor, we have two pointed arch doors with a porthole in the middle, to the left, slightly off-centre, we find the main portal. On the last floor, there is a gallery of openings followed by a semicircular arch. The crowning of the façade is done with an eaves with overlaps. Exposed brick facing and plinth with irregular walls.

In 1914, a work request was submitted for the construction of a nursing home by the owners Joaquim Inglada i Via, Pere and Alberta Inglada i Via, according to a project by the architect Santiago Güell i Grau.
In 1917 the nursing home was inaugurated and in 1940 it belonged to the Caixa d'Estalvis del Penedès.

Source: Mapes de Patrimoni Cultural. Diputació de Barcelona (diba)


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