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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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edittio Nubilum

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House that takes up an entire end of the block, with three sides facing the street and the fourth acting as a party wall. It has a ground floor and two landings. A ground-floor stands at the corner of the boulevard with Plaça de Llorens i Barba, a three-storey tower with a pavilion roof, which forms part of the image of the boulevard. The side gallery with roof is interesting.

The asymmetrical composition of the façades combines elements of various styles: "revival" windows, modernist mouldings, noucentist balustrades, etc., that insert the work into the eclectic current of the beginning of the century.

The Elias Valero House project is shared by the architects Santiago Güell and M. Coquisllat. The work plans were presented on July 19, 1910.

Since 1985 it has been the seat of the Berger Balaguer Forum.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Building between partitions that takes up an entire end of a block; rectangular in plan and consisting of a ground floor, two floors and a partial basement. It has a central roof attached to the party wall and terrace on the first floor in Llorens i Barba Square. In the corner we find a square-plan tower covered with a pavilion.
Composite façade from the corner tower. The openings on the ground floor are indented and on the main floor there is a balcony run of four openings of a lowered arch with weatherboards and ornamental floral motifs. As for the upper floor, there are four low arched twin windows. The barbican stands out.
In the tower, the openings on the ground floor are gabled; on the main floor with a gabled arch; on the second floor they are twin windows and on the upper floor they are trigeminal.

Elies Valero i Garcia applied for a building permit in 1910 to build a house according to a project by the architects Santiago Güell i Grau and Marcel·lí Coquillat i Llofriu. Before there had been the Hort d'en Barba and later a warehouse.
In 1916, permission was requested to place signs in the arches of the portals on the ground floor.

Also known as Ca la Remei del Forn and Cal Berger-Balaguer.

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


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