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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Civil building made up of a ground floor, a first floor, an attic and a roof. Three openings are distributed on each floor: a central one and two symmetrically arranged lateral ones. Around the windows there are sgraffitos of typical modernist sinuous lines, as are the elegant balconies on the first floor, while those on the ground floor are formed by a classical balustrade. The typical balustrade on the roof has been replaced by a running border of vegetal motifs. The interior is totally eclectic: neoclassical, romantic, oriental, modernist. The dining room has a modernist lantern, and so does the gate. The ceiling of the dining room is Neomudejar and the wall is decorated with Leonardo's Last Supper and the Four Seasons.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

House between partitions that is defined by a rectangular plan and consists of ground floor, first floor and attic. The gable roof is of made of Arabic tiles with a ridge parallel to the main façade.
The façade is laid out symmetrically from three vertical axes that are arranged as follows: on the ground floor it is constituted with the central access door and a window on each side; on the ground floor three openings are arranged following the axes of symmetry with single balustrade balconies; and in the attic we find three small square openings. The crowning of the façade is a balustrade with openwork ornamental motifs with plinth and handrail, interspersed with small pinnacles crowned in the form of a gable roof.
The facing of the façade is a stucco with sgraffitos of limes placed on the hatch. In the openings, there is a regrowth with floral and geometric motifs above the lintels. There are also floral sgraffitos below the cornice, in the form of a horizontal strip.
In front, there is a small garden space with a façade on Plaça Catalunya which is limited by a wrought iron grill on a plinth, and which defines some characteristics specific to this building. The interior is decorated in modernist style.

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


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