Departament de Teoria i Història de l'Arquitectura i Tècniques de Comunicació (THATC)

Departament de Teoria i Història de l'Arquitectura i Tècniques de Comunicació (THATC)

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona Tech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science.


The activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC—in partnership with the productive fabric—an agent and driver of economic and social change.


Our researchers are working in laboratories and research centres to increase scientific production, to promote its social value through the transfer of resultsto continue to lead international projects of excellence on our own initiative or in collaboration with research centres and universities around the world.


Website for the scientific production of UPC researchers

the website that provides open access to the knowledge of UPC

If you are a doctor of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and you want to publish your thesis at TDX, contact with For more information check the frequently asked questions (in Catalan or in Spanish).

Recent Submissions

  • Agulló Galilea, David (Date of defense: 25-11-2020)
    Created between 1903 and 1912 by an anonymous architect, the Modernist constructions in the gardens of the former Mental Hospital in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, allude to, anticipate or are contemporaries of works ...
  • Bitrián Varea, Carlos (Date of defense: 14-09-2020)
    This doctoral thesis shows the result of research conducted into the history and character of the villages that still lie in ruins in Spain, ultimately as a result of the damage caused during a war that took place between ...
  • Monard Arciniegas, Alexka Shayarina (Date of defense: 10-07-2020)
    This doctoral thesis is a historical-critical discourse on the architecture of Quito between 1954 and 1960. It is based on different local voices expressed in word and deed about the city and its architecture in the context ...
  • Corvalán Tapia, Felipe (Date of defense: 28-05-2020)
    Interaction between inhabitant and architecture is based mainly on the work's physical occupation of space. However, there are other, less tangible, ways to approach the discipline. Architecture is also a field of cultural ...
  • Geronta, Antigoni (Date of defense: 17-07-2019)
    This thesis emanates from the premise that the impact of an architectural project is manifested not only in the organization of space and, by extension, in the social relationships established therein, but mainly in the ...

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