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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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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  1. Diputació de Barcelona Headquarters

    Correa Milá Arquitectes, Federico Correa Ruiz, Alfonso Milá Sagnier

    Diputació de Barcelona Headquarters

    Serra House originally consisted of two façades at a crossing (Rambla de Catalunya and Còrsega-Rambla de Catalunya chamfer) with a tower in the corner that articulated them, and a single-storey body, on the roof of which there was a garden-pergola that supported a vegetable roof with wooden columns. Unfortunately, a later extension placed a series of Noucentista floors over the garden, totally modifying the proportions of the house. The place where the house is located suffers from a slight slope, which Puig corrected by building a semi-basement very characteristic of the architecture of his time. The tower is a cylindrical body of a higher height than the lateral bodies and culminates in a tall cone. This tower broke the symmetry of the building by dividing the two façades, in which Puig established differentiations through the placement of a balcony on one of them and through a tribune in the other. The use of large ashlars in the plinth and smaller ashlars in the rest of the building had a more plastic than constructive purpose. The façade is decorated with sculptures and other stone works, some of which belong to Alfons Juyol. Pere Serra i Pons commissioned the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch to build the house that still bears his name in 1900. It was about building a small palace that would function as a single-family home, like others in the Eixample that highlighted the power of Barcelona's industrial bourgeoisie. The house, however, was never lived in by the Serra family, as it was sold before it was finished to the congregation of nuns of Santa Teresa. The initial use for which it was conceived varied considerably, so the nuns carried out small modifications to be able to use it as a school. Due to its uniqueness, the building deserved the attention of the Barcelona City Council, which awarded it the prize as the best building of the year 1908. Between 1943 and 1945, the functioning of the school required an extension. Josep M. Pericas added two floors and a ground floor body to the Serra House following the style of the original work and under the supervision of Puig i Cadafalch. Between 1982 and 1985, these additions were removed and the building was adapted, while the interior space was redistributed, to house the services of the Barcelona City Council. In 1907 he obtained the Barcelona City Council award.

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