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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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. El Prat Royal Golf Club

    Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri

    El Prat Royal Golf Club

    The new headquarters of the El Prat Royal Golf Club is located on slightly sloping land surrounded by linear areas of pine forest and terraces. The project of the club headquarters and the annexed buildings is conceived according to the criteria of respect and integration into the landscape, accessibility, communication and centrality with respect to the playing field. The programme of the central building of the Casa-Club is based on a meticulous study of the topography and is developed on two levels; the service area (depot and storage area) is buried and the technical area and facilities not visible from the outside are concentrated in the centre. With this criterion, the view over the landscape can be enjoyed from the entire façade. The building is accessed from the upper floor - at the end of the wooded area intended for parking - through a large hall where the longitudinal distribution axis of the building begins and, on its sides, the most representative functions of the social club are distributed. On one side, the games room, bar with large terrace with pergola, party rooms and restaurant and, on the other, the spaces intended for offices and administration. You can access a double-height space and the hall on the lower floor from the main hall, through an open staircase. The hall on the lower floor is oriented transversely with respect to the building so that it opens to the two opposite orientations to the landscape. This allows access to the members' changing room area, which has been designed with great generosity and which functions as a living and meeting area. Each one has a sitting area, sauna, massage and a small indoor pool. This level houses the parking lot for electric cars and golf clubs, a small bar and a gym. The annex building is made up of a changing area for visitors, the summer bar and a building for children and is attached to a wall - which starts from the central building - adapting to the terrain and assuming a staggered configuration in plan to soften the impact on the landscape. It also acts as a filter towards the parking area and the outdoor pool area. The whole is organised in three levels that correspond to different functional areas; the main swimming pool area - with an adjacent green area - includes kitchens connected to the central building, an outdoor bar and changing rooms for partners with a symmetrical layout with respect to access with men's and women's areas. Between the two there is a bathing area, another resting area and the cabins at the bottom. By means of a height jump, the swimming pool for children under the age of fifteen becomes independent and an outdoor play area is integrated with a wooden pergola where parents can meet with their children to eat together. The last area houses the building for children where the service areas (bathrooms, kitchen, changing rooms and facilities) are distributed on the part adjacent to the wall; while the games room, separated from the TV room, is opens to forest views. There is also a small pool in the children's area. The materials used are white brick and green quartzite and the integration of the building into the context is accentuated with the horizontality of the whole.
  2. Escola del Reial Club de Golf el Prat

    Conxita Balcells Associats, Conxita Balcells i Blesa

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