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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura


2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero


Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio
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In Pictures

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum

  • Annexe to the Picasso Museum


Un carrer intern, perpendicular al carrer Montcada, traça la via d’accés al jardí de darrere i a l’edifici annex, reforçant així el caràcter públic de la planta baixa convertint en una operació urbana el que podria ser una simple transformació interior . El nou edifici acull el “centre d’estudis Museu Picasso de Barcelona”, amb les activitats complementàries que permeten connectar de manera més estreta el Museu amb el seu entorn. La façana principal donant sobre la Pl. Sabartés delimita un nou pla de composició, independent del conjunt del l’actual Museu però amb una relació estreta establerta per la proximitat. Un gran vidre protegit per un voladís l’obre sobre la ciutat. A més a més, això permet la continuïtat visual entre el jardí del Museu i la plaça, ressaltats de manera unitària. Les altres dues façanes, la del carrer Flassaders i la del jardí del Picasso, són més hermètiques degut al món privat creat a l’interior del volum. Totes les formes, les obertures, de mides iguals a les existents del Museu Picasso, permeten la visió i la relació amb el carrer i el jardí. Dos materials asseguren la perennitat de l’edifici en el seu entorn urbà afegint així la complexitat de la seva visió: la pedra a planta baixa i l’estuc a la planta superior.

Author: Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes


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