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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

    Eusebi Bona i Puig

    Former Nestlé Commercial Building

    Edifici entre mitgeres situat al carrer Aragó, entre Rambla de Catalunya i el carrer de Balmes. Consta de planta baixa, sis pisos i coberta plana. A la planta baixa s'obren cinc obertures simètriques, amb la porta principal al centre emmarcada per una motllura plana, una finestra rectangular per banda i portes de grans dimensions als extrems. Els pisos superiors estan foradats per grans finestres horitzontals tripartides que segueixen els mateixos eixos verticals de les obertures de la planta baixa. El mur de l'última planta està enretirat respecte al pla de la façana deixant una terrassa davant amb unes columnes llises que aguanten en ràfec de la coberta. El fet que aquest mur quedi enretirat i que la coberta tingui una mica de voladís crea un joc de llum i ombres en la façana. Com a única decoració es pot veure que el mur que ocupen els tres eixos centrals s'avança lleugerament com si fos una pilastra coronada amb una fina cornisa. Una motllura llisa separa el quart pis del cinquè. Edifici encarregat per l'empresa Nestlé per acollir les seves oficines. Entre el 1934 i el 1935 es va construir l'edifici que constava de planta baixa i quatre pisos, però el 1957 es va fer una ampliació on es van afegir dos pisos més. L'any 1982 els arquitectes Gelpí, Henry i Rovira van fer una reforma general per tal d'acollir dependències de la Generalitat.
  2. Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat de Catalunya Government

    Lluís Gelpí Vintró, Enric Henry i Marco, Josep Maria Rovira i Gimeno

    Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat de Catalunya Government