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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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All works
  • 1848

  • 1852

  • Estació del Tren de Martorell

    autoria desconeguda

    1852 - 1854

  • Estació del Nord Bus Station

    Pere Andrés i Puigdoller

    Estació del Nord Bus Station

    The Northern Station is located on the grounds of Fort Pius, a military installation whose purpose was to prevent the siege of the Ciutadella, located a few hundred metres to the south. It began as an uncovered train station that was successively expanded and reformed over time until, in the first decade of the 20th century, Demetri Ribes (also author of the North Station of Valencia) organised the cover and the main and representative façades towards Nàpols and Vilanova Streets. This structure is preserved, perfectly restored, and is of high architectural interest, with a style of pavilions surrounding the main deck, well ornamented and tense. It is remarkable to see how the original level of the station has left it below the surrounding streets. The station was abandoned when it ceased to be useful and remained so until the mid-1980s, when, taking advantage of the Olympic Games, it was restored by order of Barcelona City Council. The restoration falls to the architects Tous and Fargas, who define a multifunctional complex that creates a park to the south of the station, in the track area (built by Arriola & Fiol) and leaves the interior converted into a sports complex, originally used for the table tennis events of the Olympic Games. The current use perfectly respects the original space and highlights its beauty. In the northern part of the building, turning the long northern façade almost into a partition, there is the bus station terminal, with a system of translucent pergolas parallel to the old station. The spaces therefore continue to retain their civic character. All of them can be visited and it is worth checking how a historic building designed for a very specific program can serve another radically different one with the same success, maintaining the validity of the building and the arrangement proposed by an equipment of this scale.


  • 1888

  • 1900

  • 1902

  • 1905

  • Pavelló d'Higiene del Port

    autoria desconeguda


  • 1907 - 1910

  • Vilafranca del Penedès Station

    autoria desconeguda

    Isolated building, facing the street and the square. It has a central body with a ground floor and two landings, and two lateral bodies with a ground floor and a main floor. There is a roof top. It features a large, cantilevered shed. It shows an eclectic language with modernist interior details. The station is located in an urbanised area as a result of the arrival of the train in Vilafranca. There are sheds and loading and unloading docks. It has a connection with the warehouses on Comerç Street. The railway area is of great formal and historical interest. The provisional station was built in 1865, the date of the train’s first arrival in Vilafranca (inland line from Martorell to Tarragona). The inauguration of the definitive station did not take place until 1911.


  • 1912

  • 1910 - 1915

  • Pont de la Colònia Ymbern

    Vicente Pons

    Pont de la Colònia Ymbern

    Pont d'accés: Pont de 85 m de llarg de molt bella factura i d'aspecte monumental, característica que li dona sobretot l'arc d'entrada, construït amb blocs de pedra picada, que forma un conjunt de perfectes línies arquitectòniques. Té sis ulls d'arc de mig punt de 14 m cada un, emmarcats amb maó. A banda i banda hi ha una barana que segueix el mateix estil que la barana del canal. El paviment és asfàltic i té voreres a banda i banda. El 1920 es van iniciar les obres d'un pont de pedra amb el patrocini de la casa Calvet. És l'únic pont de tot el sector torellonenc que va resistir l'aiguat del 1940, però els estreps de la part de tramuntana van patir desperfectes en quedar descalçats i van ser reparats per la casa Ymbern. Fins que es va construir el pont de Borgonyà el 1957, tot el trànsit entre Torelló i les comarques pirinenques va haver de circular forçosament per aquest indret

    1920 - 1922

  • Cotxeres Metro

    autoria desconeguda


  • 1920 - 1923

  • 1924

  • Gelida Cable Car

    Santiago Rubió i Tudurí

    The collective transport system called the Funi was inaugurated on November 1, 1924, with the aim of connecting the train station and the industrial area with the old quarter. The promoter of the idea was priest Jaume Via and Josep Rosell i Massana. The work was directed by Santiago Rubió i Tudurí, engineer of the Tibidabo cable car. Upper and lower station are still to be preserved. It was mainly used by paper mill workers, train passengers and residents of the Sant Salvador neighbourhood. The fundamental data are: Length of the route: 860 metres. Maximum slope: 22%. Difference in level between stations: 103 metres. Travel time: 8 minutes. Traction cable length: 935 metres. The cable has a diameter of 29.5 millimetres and slides over a set of 103 pairs of pulleys. On September 19, 1920, the Funicular de Gelida, SA company was established. In 1926 the Funi carried approximately 100,000 passengers. It has become one of the most emblematic elements of Gelida.
  • first half of the 20th century

  • Pont de Cristòfol de Moura

    autoria desconeguda

  • Estació de Monistrol de Montserrat

    autoria desconeguda

    Edifici de planta rectangular, de planta i pis, amb teulada de teula a quatre aigües. Les façanes estan arrebossades i pintades en color blanc, i hi ha una sanefa amb motius ornamentals ceràmics.
  • 20th century

  • Cobert de la Màquina de Batre

    autoria desconeguda

    Espectacular hangar d'estructura de ceràmica armada, amb tots els elements de composició ceràmics (la peça Soletip). Consta de quatre arcades parabòliques, determinant les tres crugies que cobreixen la totalitat de l'edifici. Als extrems de cada arcada s'adrecen dos pilars per aixecar els faldons de la teulada. La coberta està formada per un seguit de bigues que descansen sobre els arcs i una jàssera que, per sobre del pilar de cada extrem d'arc, es recolzen en les costelles de l'arcada. Sobre l'embigat es recolsa la teulada, formada per lloses de peces "Soletip", encavallades transversalment. L'edifici fou construït a mitjans del S. XX, pel Sindicat Agrícola de Sant Fruitós, amb la finalitat de destinar aquest espai a batre els cereals. Més tard va passar a ser utilitzat també com a magatzem agrícola i cobert. L'edifici és una intel·ligent aplicació d'un sol material prefabricat en temps d'escassedat de materials estructurals.

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