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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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edittio Nubilum

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All works
  • 1849

  • Fàbrica la Escocesa

    autoria desconeguda


  • Casal de la Dona

    autoria desconeguda

    1873 - 1874

  • 1880

  • 1881

  • 1882 - 1885

  • School and Convent of Our Lady of Montserrat

    Joan Pascual i Batlle

    Spacious, solid, U-shaped house, consisting of cellars with tile vaults, three floors and an attic. The interiors are divided between the toilets in the basement and the classrooms, interns' rooms and cloisters on the upper floors, arranged around the aforementioned U-shaped courtyard. The monumental harmony of the chamfered façade, the attic arches, and the single nave chapel with belfry, attached to the building, should be highlighted. The Franciscan Nuns, at the request of Rector Josep Perera, who saw the lack of education among the girls in the town, began classes on January 2, 1888. Two years later, during the Festa Major of 1890, the first stone of the Franciscan College and public chapel was blessed.


  • Torre del Governador. Escoles Pies d'Alella

    General Guitart i Lostaló

    Torre del Governador. Escoles Pies d'Alella

    Conjunt d'edificacions de tipus civil, encara que actualment siguin propietat dels Escolapis, format per moltes dependències, entre les quals sovint no hi ha relacions d'estil. Una de les característiques del conjunt és el seu fort eclecticisme: des d'una façana de tipus neoclàssic, a neogòtic barrejat amb neoàrab; columnes clàssiques que suporten arcs de ferradura; ús de maó compaginat amb l'ús de la pedra i les teulades planes amb els pinacles; i escultures clàssiques que conviuen amb fanals modernistes. El conjunt està voltat d'un ampli jardí que també participa de les característiques generals: al costat dels xiprers retallats a l'estil francès, hi ha palmeres. Primitivament hi havia el Mas Torrella, del segle XIV. A finals del segle XIX, l'any 1890, la propietat passà a mans d'Antoni Borrell, el qual en morir la deixà a les Escoles Pies. Antoni Borrell, Governador de Catalunya, fou qui ordenà la construcció de l'obra actual.
  • Can Valls

    Joan Pascual i Batlle

    Large quadrangular house, with a flat roof, vaulted floor plan and two floors. The main floor has a tribune added in the modernist period, with five sides and stairs at the back. The interior offers large, illuminated spaces. With the last Republic, the house became a national school and then all the old interior layout was altered. It is worth highlighting the remains of the large garden that surrounds it, in the garage – today converted into the farmer’s home – and the cave of fantastic invention, now hidden. For many years, this house was the summer house of the Valls family. In 1932, the then republican city council leased the building to convert it into a school although it did not function as a national school until the 1940s. This school use was maintained until 1976, when the Escola Montcau was inaugurated. Shortly afterwards it was saved from demolition to make flats, thanks to the campaign to save buildings and green spaces carried out by the Democratic Assembly of Gelida and other people sensitised by art. At the beginning of the 1990s, the secondary school was temporarily located there until the inauguration of the Gelida Institute in 2004. On October 15, 2013, the City Council approved in the ordinary meeting the contract file for the rehabilitation works of the building, which will host the Municipal Music School.


  • 1892

  • 1891 - 1893

  • 1893

  • Les Teresianes School

    Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

    Les Teresianes School

    The building follows a courtyard with three longitudinal corridors, so that the central one becomes a complex interior lighting device, which assimilates the whole set to a cloister. Working with a small budget, Gaudí chose to use a very narrow parabolic arch, repeated numerous times, which allowed him to solve the central distribution corridors and at the same time the openings of the façade. The central courtyards allow dimmed light to reach the ground floor by means of successive steps that let the light pass through indirect routes. It is worth noting the simplicity with which the joinery has been solved: inside, the glazed leaf partitions take on abstract forms without any symbolism. The typical window of the façade consists of a rectangular blind, embedded in the mass of the factory, which covers the opening itself, which takes the form of the reference parabolic arch.

    1888 - 1894

  • Col·legi del Roser

    Manuel Vega i March

    Col·legi del Roser

    Edifici religiós. Col·legi de planta rectangular, amb un cos centrat allargassat horitzontalment i dos cossos a cada extrem amb disposició vertical. El de la part esquerra correspon a la porteria i el de la part dreta a la capella. Al cos esquerre hi ha un annexe que forma una espècie de torre acabada amb merlets, que feia d'observatori. Els sistemes d'obertura són diferents, no segueixen cap pauta (rectangulars, en forma d'arc, etc.) enfront d'aquest edifici n'hi ha un altre destinat a magatzem que té unes característiques constructives similars. Els materials són molt variats: pedra, totxo vermell, mosaic, vitralls i ferro. Josep Puig i Cuyer, nascut a Breda, estiuejava a Sant Julià de Vilatorta i, amb el desig de realitzar una obra benèfica va fer construir el col·legi d'orfes que s'inaugurà l'any 1894. Tres anys més tard s'hi instal·là un observatori meteorològic que fou el primer de la comarca. També es creà un interessant museu de ciències naturals, aquestes dues tasques eren portades a terme pel pare Cazador. L'any 1958 es produí un incendi que destruí el museu i la biblioteca. L'ant 1972 es realitzà una reforma que modificà parcialment l'estructura interna del col·legi.


  • 1893 - 1896

  • Enric Casassas School

    Juli Batllevell Arús

    Enric Casassas School

    Public school located in corner between two streets and with a ground floor. The building is arranged around a courtyard making an "L". In the centre there is the lobby and the management offices. In each of the arms there is a classroom that overlooks the courtyard and the street. The façade follows a modernist style and is made of very elaborate exposed work, with a stone plinth. The ceramic mural in the chamfer is remarkable, with the coat of arms of Sabadell and the school's construction date. This school was built in 1897. It was the first and last witness of the movement for school buildings that began in 1888. The interior of the building was demolished and a new school was built attached to the old façade in December 1982.


  • 1898

  • 1892 - 1899

  • Convent and Chapel of the Germanes de la Vetlla

    Santiago Güell i Grau

    Complex made up of the nuns' residence, the chapel and a new building, with a front garden. The house has a ground floor, a main floor and an attic. The façade has a symmetrical composition, and has a remarkable element, which is the pointed arch of the balcony door, with floral ornamentation. The roof is covered with Arabic tiles. The chapel, with a single nave and of small dimensions, presents the use of brick as a fundamental characteristic. The roof is gabled. It presents a combination of several architectural languages. Neo-Gothicism and modernism are predominant. The Convent of the Germanes de la Vetlla dates from 1899. The project, signed by the architect Santiago Güell i Grau and preserved in the municipal archive of Vilafranca, was presented on the 27th of May and approved on the 28th of June. The new construction dates from the years 1974, 1975 and 1976, and was made according to the project of Josep M. Rovira i Gimeno.


  • Col·legi-Asil dels Infants

    Ignasi Oms i Ponsa

    Edifici de planta rectangular amb dues ales laterals i un cos més ampli coincident amb el tram central de la façana que contenia l'escala d'accés al segon pis. Consta de dues plantes en el cos central i en una ala i de tres en l'ala esquerra, tercer pis que dóna a un terrat el qual porta a unes altres dependències. La façana principal tenia 46 metres de llarg, i en ella es mostra la divisió interna dels dos pisos - molt alts- gràcies a les finestres. Tant la cornisa com el contorn de totes les obertures estan remarcades pel treball amb diferent material. Té un pati posterior amb façanes plenes de vidres que contribueixen a donar llum a l'edifici. 1898.- s'accedeix a la construcció d'aquest edifici. 1901.- L'edifici, ja acabat, fou beneit pel mossèn Torres i Bages el dia 31 d'agost.

    1898 - 1901

  • Col·legi Teresià

    Bernardí Martorell i Puig

    Col·legi Teresià

    Erigit pel fundador de l'Orde -Sant Enric d'Ossó- i contemporani del col·legi del carrer Ganduxer, a Barcelona, aquesta edificació li fou encarregada a Antoni Gaudí -gran amic del sant- però les creixents ocupacions del primer van impedir la seva participació i Bernardí Martorell ( 1870- 1937), un dels seus col·laboradors, es va fer càrrec del projecte. Tot i això, obra d'en Gaudí són les reixes de l'oratori i, pel que sembla, l'orientació estilística de l'edifici. Aquest, prismàtic de planta rectangular, es caracteritza pel paredat sense treballar de la façana i pels seus elements neogòtics.

    1888 - 1904

  • Industrial School of Arts and Crafts

    Jeroni Martorell Terrats

    Industrial School of Arts and Crafts

    Public building intended for a vocational education school. It consists of two large naves and a lateral tower containing the staircase. One of the buildings is placed parallel to the street and consists of basements and two floors. The other ship is perpendicular to the first, its front faces the street and only has a ground floor. The staircase tower has a circular plan, it is crowned by a pavilion cover of ceramic flakes and its upper openings have the shape of a parabolic arch. The façades are modernist and have a stone plinth and the rest of the façade is a combination of exposed work and stucco. The cornice and windowsills are decorated with green ceramics. The main nave has a gable roof while the other has a sawtooth roof. The current Caixa de Sabadell Social Work building was to house the classrooms, workshops and offices of the School of Arts and Crafts. It was built between 1907 and 1910 by Jeroni Martorell, who at the same time was building the Caixa d'Estalvis building with the help of the same team of craftsmen. The sculptor Tomàs Priu i Marine would collaborate. The school occupied the building for fifty years, but later underwent a refurbishment inside, in order to adapt the building to the headquarters of the Cultural Work of La Caixa d'Estalvis, which was carried out by the architect J. Vila Juanico and decorator R. Ribalta. In 1992, renovation works were carried out on the ground floor to adapt it to a library, creating an access through Font Street.

    1898 - 1910

  • Pere Mata Secondary School

    Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Pere Domènech i Roura

    Pere Mata Secondary School

    L’Institut Pere Mata és el fruit d’una iniciativa per adequar l’assistència als malalts mentals als nous procediments terapèutics que estaven sorgint a l’època. Domènech i Montaner entrà en contacte amb la Sociedad Manicomio de Reus a través del seu primer president, Pau Font de Rubinat, coreligionari de la Unió Catalanista. Domènech esbossa a l’Institut els criteris d’arquitectura hospitalària que pocs anys més tard desenvoluparia a l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, a Barcelona. Proposa un sistema de pavellons repartits per un gran jardí, de manera que cada pavelló pot acollir diferents malalts segons el tipus de malaltia, la classe social o el sexe. Tots els pavellons són d’obra vista amb sòcols de pedra poligonal, i totes les cobertes són de doble vessant, de teula àrab. Els emmarcaments de portes i finestres són de pedra calcària, més o menys treballada. De vegades s’aplica la ceràmica blanca i blava per decorar les façanes. En total són onze pavellons organitzats al voltant d’un pavelló central, tractat més profusament, que acull els serveis generals. Domènech desenvolupà el projecte sobre la base d’un coneixement a fons de les pràctiques terapèutiques i de les necessitats dels malalts.

    1897 - 1919

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