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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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
  • 1893

  • 1927 - 1934

  • 1934 - 1935

  • 1922 - 1937

  • 1937 - 1939

  • Escola Puigbert

    Ignasi Bosch i Reitg

    Escola Puigbert

    Sota l’ègida del feixisme vencedor del 1939, el llenguatge i la matriu dels projectes defugen les avantguardes assajades al primer terç del s. xx per abraçar patrons neoclàssics amb graus diversos d’abstracció. Pensada com a residència infantil, el 1963 esdevingué escola en una part i residència escolar femenina en l’altra. L’artefacte s’enclava amb rotunditat al pendent de la muntanya i estén un braç central per formar una “T” en conjunt. Té interès com a exemple del neorenaixentisme dels anys quaranta, plasmat en rajol i pedra artificial a la manera tan cara a la nova «avantguarda» falangista castellana, amb un cos central potent i coronat amb un gran timpà. Sobretot, però, destaca l’estructura de voltes bufades o «a la catalana», aquí d’un sol full de rajol, que Bosch aplicà metòdicament al llarg del seu exercici, seguint precursors tan rellevants com Guastavino. La reforma i l’ampliació projectades (Josep Miàs, 2007) desestimaran probablement una bona part dels espais originals.


  • 1945 - 1949

  • 1954 - 1957

  • Bar and Annexes of the Sant Raimon de Penyafort i Nostra Senyora de Montserrat Student Residence

    Studio PER, Lluís Clotet i Ballús, Oscar Tusquets Blanca

    Bar and Annexes of the Sant Raimon de Penyafort i Nostra Senyora de Montserrat Student Residence

    It consists of a space with high ceilings, generous dimensions and it is presided over by an ordered series of pillars, beams and large windows which were fragmented and organised to allow diverse environments. The main element of the intervention was a partition of different heights that sought in its broken geometry the floor’s maximum stability. It was a kind of complex screen that contained windows, sliding curtains, sconces, washable plastic bands, corners, plinths and trims. This initial exercise already shows a way of doing things that will be present in many of the later works. Concern for comfort, care for the construction no matter how simple and the assessment of the place where it is intervened were the guides that accompanied the project on its way to reach a form, which from the beginning was wanted more as a consequence that as something determinant. From the perspective of this work, fifty years later it is easy to detect the cultural world from which it received so many fundamental influences. The admired Italian architects of the time were then dedicated to recovering aspects forgotten by the early avant-garde, to consequently expanding the vocabulary used by them, to rescuing ornamentation as an expression of the construction process, to considering the aging of things, to taking into account the environment as a priority... and all this was very interesting, and their works were just a few kilometers away.


  • 1955 - 1965

  • 1962 - 1965

  • 1965

  • Edifici dels Pares Caputxins i Església de Sant Antoni de Pàdua

    Lluis Maria Albín i Solé

    El edifico de la Rambla Nova, situado en uno de los entornos más destacados del ensanche tarraconense, no muestra en su exterior la naturaleza o variedad de las funciones que alberga, de abajo a arriba: escuela, iglesia y residencia religiosa con sus correspondientes servicios comunes. La claridad compositiva de la fachada, antaño blanca e inequívocamente moderna, es una de las características de este edificio: su composición, de inspiración corbuseriana, juega rítmicamente con los huecos rectangulares mientras la monotonía del conjunto se rompe mediante grandes gestos de una escala superior. Entre ellos destacan el saliente, a modo de tribuna, de las plantas más altas –correspondientes a la residencia– con dos grandes balcones corridos, la primera planta totalmente acristalada y el zócalo, formado por una gran celosía de hormigón prefabricado y un collage en bajorrelieve del artista Carles Collet, donde la combinación de distintas fábricas de piedra nos recuerda a los yacimientos arqueológicos tan presentes en la ciudad.


  • 1967

  • 1964 - 1968

  • 1969 - 1971

  • 1974

  • 1973 - 1976

  • 1996 - 1997

  • UdL University Student Residence

    Artigues & Sanabria Arquitectes, Ramon Artigues Codó, Ramon Sanabria i Boix

    UdL University Student Residence

    La residència se situa a l’extrem nord-oest del campus de Cappont, tancant la filera d’edificis universitaris que es recolza en el carrer de Jaume II. L’edifici adopta la forma d’un braç allargat, amb un corredor central i habitacions a totes dues bandes. Per l’extrem nord l’espai de circulacions s’obre i conforma la façana que dóna al riu. La filera d’habitacions que es recolza en la façana oest segueix fidelment la corba suau del carrer i les estances se succeeixen de forma ininterrompuda. La crugia que dóna a l’interior del campus opera dues obertures que permeten l’entrada de la llum natural als espais de circulació i disposen les habitacions cap a les millors vistes. D’aquesta manera, l’edifici es configura com una resposta volumètrica a les condicions de l’entorn que es produeix amb independència a cadascuna de les façanes, assignant una orientació i una identitat formal a l’edifici.

    1997 - 2000

  • 2004 - 2007

  • Torre Girona University Student Residence

    B01 Arquitectes, Roser Amadó i Cercós, Lluís Domènech i Girbau

    The facilities are located on a perimeter plot of the Torregirona Garden, the headquarters of the UPC’s Rectorate. The land presents a strong downward slope in a N-S direction, and Dulcet and Til·lers Streets have a difference in elevation at the ends of the plot of 6m. The proposal is made for two different uses, the first of which will be a student residence to be carried out in a first phase and then an office building with an auditorium will be projected. The layout of the residence is executed in three wings, responding to issues of orientation and urban morphology, but also due to the need to respect the existence of a provisional pavilion of the UPC, located in the S-E part of the site, where the offices and auditorium will be placed. Wing A is aligned with Dulcet Street, in accordance with the continuity criteria of the curved building in Güell Square and the enclosure of the site. Building C is arranged according to the orthogonal relation to the Rectorate building, and building B pivots according to the dynamic view from the curve of Til·lers Avenue. Buildings A and B exhaust the permitted height of PB+3, while building C is maintained with two floors to avoid volumetric impact with the garden and the Rector's pavilion. Buildings B and C have a flat roof, while Building A has a curved roof that contains the central heating and air conditioning installations, the south-facing solar energy collector panels that produce domestic hot water and the heating. The three types of rooms form three wings joined for a central communications core, although a complementary elevator for students is planned for practical reasons. The office building is designed as a morphological complement to the residence to deal with a "staircase" problem in the Torregirona garden and the entire Pedralbes district. Its main pedestrian access to the interior level of the Campus will be related to the landscaped path that surrounds the Rectorate and where the entrance to the existing residence is also located. Here, they come together in two entrances, sharing the porch, which would provide a good entrance into the auditorium, an important piece of the program for the new equipment. The new block rotates in plan, so that, volumetrically, it has an imperative visual relationship with the one with the same number of floors of the residence, leaving triangles of green plot. With this solution, the new construction integrates compositionally with the existing one and maintains a coherent relationship with the Rectorate's garden and with the rest of the neighbouring constructions. The study of the program indicates that the four upper floors have equal surfaces and are flexible in terms of internal distribution. The building grows on floors 0-1 by locating the auditorium, changing rooms, access control and storage/archives. The location of the program underground allows the use of passive energy in terms of insulation. The composition of the constructive section of the façades is thought from acoustic and thermal comfort and, in this sense, a ventilated façade solution with solar protection on the windows is thought of, which will condition the architectural language, which once again interprets the morphology of the façades of the existing residence.

    2000 - 2011

  • 57 University Housing Units at the ETSAV (UPC)

    DataAE, H ARQUITECTES, Claudi Aguiló Aran, David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó, Roger Tudó Galí

    57 University Housing Units at the ETSAV (UPC)

    The new housing for university students is located on the same block as the Vallès School of Architecture. The proposal aims to maintain the balance between existing buildings, outdoor spaces and the new student residence. It consists of two blocks of ground floor and a floor above which are parallel to the street, with a large central atrium. The program makes it possible to imagine intense cohabitation between users, both on an individual level, thanks to the interior flexibility of the homes, and on a collective level, thanks to the use of the atrium as a space for social events. The project opts for an industrialised construction through a single prefabricated concrete housing module with a minimum of fixed elements. All modules and finishes are removable and recyclable, or reusable. The building is divided into two floors to take advantage of the existing topography, making the access possible without the need for an elevator and reducing the surface area of walkways and stairs.

    2009 - 2011

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