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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

  • Lloctinent Palace. Refurbishment to install the Archive

    autoria desconeguda

    The project seeks to restore the typological and morphological values of this Renaissance Palace, locating the broadcasting and public attention services of the archive. The action determines a remodeling of the area of some old houses where the core of vertical communications and public services are placed, and with the general control on the ground floor of this core. The exhibition space is in the corridors on the ground floor, which has independent public access from the rest of the archive. The meeting room is on the main floor, with a foyer that takes advantage of the existing carpeted room and representative offices. On the second floor, the crevices are left clean, open to various didactic and administrative uses, and an ambulatory is enabled above the patio loggia to ensure circulation. The internal services are in the third tier. The action tends to value the building as a public facility, underlining the function of the courtyard as an open space in the city, with double access from Rei Square and Comtes Street.

    1850 - 1853

  • 1855

  • 1860

  • 1863

  • 1861 - 1865

  • 1865 - 1868

  • Casal de la Dona

    autoria desconeguda

    1873 - 1874

  • 1859 - 1877

  • 1872 - 1878

  • Vila de Gelida House

    Laureà Arroyo i Velasco

    Vila de Gelida House is located at the end of the block that forms a chamfer with Barceloneta and Colom Streets. It is a public building consisting of a basement, ground floor and two floors, covered by an Arabic tile roof. The building has undergone several refurbishments. It is a brilliant example of the eclectic style. The chronology of the Vila de Gelida House began in 1879, the year the foundation stone was laid, and the author of the initial project was the architect Laureà Arroyo i Velasco. Only a part of this project was carried out. In 1924, the interior was redistributed, making it suitable for housing, under the project of the architect Josep Ros i Ros.


  • 1880

  • Torre Mena

    autoria desconeguda

  • 1882

  • 1883

  • 1883 - 1884

  • Suriol House

    Josep Inglada i Estrada

    Isolated building that takes up an entire end of the block. It is located between General Cortijo, Parlament and Ateneu Streets. It has façades on General Cortijo and Parlament Streets, as well as a large garden at the back. The house consists of a ground floor and two floors, with a roof and terrace. There is a rear porch with bay windows opening onto the garden. The unit responds to the language of eclecticism. The house is located on the large 19th century plot that was later linked to Poble Nou. This is the old Post Office building.


  • 1883 - 1894

  • Ca n'Arús

    autoria desconeguda

    second half of the 19th century

  • Agricultural Centre of Vilafranca del Penedès

    August Font Carreras

    The building is located in the 19th century Eixample. The main façade overlooks the Rambla de Nostra Senyora. It is a construction between partitions and it is at the corner of a covered passage through which it is accessed. It consists of a ground floor and a main floor, with an Arabic tile roof on two sides facing the side façades. It presents an eclectic language with reminiscences of wooden agricultural constructions and ceramic tiles. The Agricultural Centre was the society of rural owners. Their agricultural talks started in 1900. There were also artistic demonstrations and dances. During the Civil War it was the Revolutionary Committee’s headquarters. Later, a cinema was built inside.
  • Amàlia Soler House

    Josep Grau i Fort

    The Amàlia Soler house is a house between partitions forming a corner, originally intended for housing and adapted to commercial, public and social uses. The building has a quadrangular plan and consists of a ground floor, mezzanine, first floor and attic under a roof on three sides. The property consists of four crugies parallel to Carrer de la Cort and one to Carrer de Santa Maria. The staircase has four central sections and the loft is attached to the stairwell. There are also some secondary stairs that give access to the mezzanine floor from the ground floor. There is a secondary body with a roof accessible from the main floor. The load-bearing walls are made of stone, common masonry and billet. The floors are made of wooden beams and tile surround. The roof is made of Arabic tiles with a wooden structure and tiles. The scale is back to the Catalan one. The facades are symmetrical and are composed according to 5 vertical axes. The ground floor has portals with lintels, some transformed into windows. The main door is on Carrer Santa Maria. On the mezzanine level there are balconies. On the main floor there is a corner balcony of 2 openings and simple balconies on the rest. In the attic there are twin windows with lintels. The facing of the facade has horizontal bands up to below the main balconies, and a simulated corner. The crowning of the building is a cornice and railing with latticework. The property is located within the historical and monumental center of Vilafranca. Over time it has lost its initial function. It later housed shops and various services (Town Hall offices, school, Municipal Water Service, Vilafranquesa de Gas, S.A., etc.). It houses the headquarters of the Amàlia Soler Foundation.
  • Ajuntament de Gràcia

    Francesc d'Assís Berenguer i Mestres

    Ajuntament de Gràcia

    L'edifici fou construït a la segona meitat del segle XIX, en diverses fases constructives i tenia un marcat aire neoclassicista. Cap al 1905-1906 Francesc Berenguer i Mestres -habitual col·laborador de Miquel Pascual i arquitecte municipal de la vila- fa una primera modificació de l'edifici; n'augmentà l'alçada i la dotà d'una nova façana que substitueix l'antiga, de caràcter neoclacissista. Francesc Berenguer i Mestres va iniciar els seus estudis d'arquitectura, però mai no els va acabar; raó per la qual els seus projectes havien d'anar signats per altres arquitectes. Va treballar amb Antoni Gaudí, de qui era amic. Berenguer i Mestres va beure de la barreja dels corrents modernistes de l'època i va crear un estil propi fruit de la seva minuciositat en el tractament dels detalls. L'edifici de l'Ajuntament de Gràcia s'inscriu dins de la concepció arquitectònica amb una façana de composició plana i simètrica, i un plantejament volumètric senzill. Recupera materials de l'arquitectura popular catalana com el maó, la forja i la pedra, però també utilitzà la maçoneria combinada amb el maó o amb la pedra com a definidora de les cantonades. Per la seva sofisticació, els dissenys de forja amb doblegaments axials, les llaceries i les formes serpentejants són magistrals com es veu a alguns elements decoratius del conjunt, com l'escut de la façana. Originàriament el balcó corregut del pis principal presentava una barana de pedra que fou substituïda per la de ferro que encara es conserva avui dia. El saló de la planta primera, actual sala d'actes es va construir segons la placa conservada a sobre d'una de les portes l'any 1882. Una altra placa recorda el seu passat, concretament l'any 1967 quan s'anomenava "Sala Nuestra Señora de Gracia".

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