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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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The gardens dedicated to the poet Eduard Marquina, also known as Jardins del Turó Park, were built at the beginning of the 20th century, specifically in 1934, where the old Turó Park amusement park was located (1912- 1929), located on an extensive estate owned by the Bertrand-Girona family. The project was the work of the architect, garden designer and urban planner Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí, who designed a garden that incorporated the classic character of Mediterranean gardens and the use of vegetation from English gardens, without forgetting the idea of a communal garden.

Rubió created a space in which the vegetation and the human being were represented in equal parts. This is why it is a space rich in unique tree species and specimens, which plays with the various sculptures located throughout the garden: that of Apel·les Fenosa, dedicated to Pau Casals; that of Josep Clarà, dedicated to Francesc Viñas; A Bird, by Jean Michel Folan; and, in the meadow, La ben plantada, by Eloïsa Cerdan, a bronze piece that pays tribute to the writer Eugeni d'Ors. Presiding over the axis of the parterre of magnolias, there is the Beam of Font de l'Aurora, by Joan Borrell and Nicolau. In addition, several posters with fragments of poems by Federico García Lorca, Fernando Pessoa, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Narcís Comadira, Salvador Espriu, Joan Vinyoli and Alfonsina Storni, encourage a poetic journey through the park.

The entrance to the park is through Carrer Bori i Fontestà, and right at the entrance, in a small pond, is the sculpture dedicated to the cellist Pau Casals. The piece is located in an oval square at the bottom of which there are three distinct paths leading into the park: a main one in the centre, and on each side two perimeter paths, all framed by more than fifty oak trees. Perimeter paths on the left lead to a large children's play area and a little further to the pond and meadow. The pond is oval in shape and is covered with nymphs. At the top, there is a large meadow presided over by large linden trees. On the right side is Plaça del Teatret, with a drinks kiosk.

This space is a clear example of the Noucentista garden, designed taking into account the surrounding buildings and urban planning. It was planned as an English "square" of large dimensions, hence the closure on itself.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)


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