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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    autoria desconeguda

  2. New Façade of Fémina Cinema

    Antoni de Moragas i Gallissà

    The regeneration of the building located on Passeig de Gràcia-Diputació where the Fémina Cinema was located, destroyed by fire, has allowed us to rebuild the old façade designed by the architect Antoni de Moragas. Due to environmental considerations, the façade of Passeig de Gràcia has been restored, carrying out a project that offers varied typologies that can be compatible with the different heights of ground floor slabs plus the six floors that made up the old building. At the front, there are flats across the entire width of the building, building a single courtyard 9m from the Passeig de Gràcia façade. At the back there are 4 floors on each level in duplexes developed on eight levels equivalent to the six heights of Passeig de Gràcia. On Diputació Street there are small single apartments or open-plan duplexes. Thus, in the interior of the block, new, more contemporary and expressive façades are generated that encompass the interior space of the block with the large premises on the ground floor illuminated by zenithal skylights. The lobby, staircase and common spaces act as transitional spaces between the old and the new.
  3. Passeig de Gràcia 23 Apartment Building

    Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri

    Passeig de Gràcia 23 Apartment Building

    La regeneració de l’edifici situat al Passeig de Gràcia-Diputació on se situava el cine Femina, destruït per un incendi, ens ha permès reconstruir l’antiga façana projectada per l’arquitecte Antoni de Moragas. Per consideracions ambientals s’ha restaurat la façana del Passeig de Gràcia realitzant un projecte que ofereix unes tipologies variades que poden ser compatibles amb les diferents alçades de forjats de planta baixa més les sis plantes que composava l’antic edifici. Al davant es situen pisos en tota l’amplada de l’edifici construint un únic pati a 9m de la façana del Passeig de Gràcia. A la part posterior s’ubiquen 4 pisos a cada nivell en dúplex desenvolupats en vuit nivells equivalents a les sis altures del Passeig de Gràcia. Al carrer Diputació s’ubiquen petits apartaments simples o dúplex de planta lliure. Així, a l’interior de l’illa es generen unes façanes noves més contemporànies i expressives que engloben l’espai interior d’illa amb els grans locals de planta baixa il·luminats per lluernes zenitals. El vestíbul, l’escala i els espais comuns actuen com espais de transició entre allò vell i allò nou.

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