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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2019-2023 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2023 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:

2019-2023 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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Magnificent garden area with banana trees and palm trees, and forest areas with pine and oak trees.

Within the extensive property of Can Garí in Cros d'Argentona, a large garden was designed that completed the work of remodeling the estate that Josep Puig i Cadafalch carried out between 1898 and 1900. Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí was the first to intervene in the design through the combination of natural spaces with the distribution of tree areas, mainly pines, which responded to leaving a free nature next to other modeled ones. The garden was designed to walk through by means of paths, stepped terraces made of exposed brick, pergolas (some recall the work he was carrying out in the Montjuïc Park, in Barcelona), pointing out points of view that open up to broad perspectives. The presence of vegetation is combined with sculptures that give the gardens a more human dimension. Wooded spaces have been recreated, others with the presence of cacti and a large pond in the middle of which is the glass temple of Baccarat with the figure of Hermes in bronze, or the dots of wrought iron lanterns all resume the stately character of the place.

This garden with the presence of sculptures and areas with citrus trees, so characteristic of the Mediterranean and Italian villas, enters fully into the Noucentisme style. The gardening work was continued by Lluís Bonet and Garí, with whom they shared the same ideology linked to the Noucentisme period.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

It is a green space of a large extension conceived as a small botanical garden. It is organised by areas: Mediterranean garden, oriental, with citrus fruits, exotic, with cacti, Central European, with several species of conifers and deciduous trees... The lake area is also noteworthy, both for its aquatic vegetation and for the native species of amphibians which live there. In recent years it has been established as a passage area for some migratory birds.

It could not be accessed to perform the inventory. The description has been based on the existing bibliography and the photographs are from previous visits.

Source: Mapes de Patrimoni Cultural. Diputació de Barcelona (diba)


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