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Barcelona Superblock



Estudi08014, Cierto Estudio and Fabric Office among the winners of Barcelona Superblock.

Eight winning projects have now been chosen from the 86 entered in the ideas contest which will shape the Barcelona Superblock, the new urban model for a closer, healthier and more human city. The designs for the four squares were chosen for their suitability to each location, with ample vegetation and areas for people to relax and play in. The projects chosen for the green streets offer the best definition of what a 21st century street should be like: absolute priority for pedestrians, universal access and sustainability criteria. Citizens will be involved in the definition of the final projects.

The winning projects for the squares are:

Consell de Cent with Rocafort, “The parliament of species”, by the team Estudi08014 – Arquitectura, ciutat, territori, SCPP: concentric spatial layout of the square with vegetation in the centre and paving around it. With its permeable paving, vegetation and shade, the design helps keep temperatures and pollution down.

Consell de Cent with Comte Borrell, “Block of blocks”, presented by the joint venture between Clara Solà-Morales, Albert Casas Álvarez and Frederic Villagrasa Álvarez: visually clean and versatile, accommodating the uses currently made by local people. In the centre, an area for people to relax in with sixteen trees.

Consell de Cent with Enric Granados, “Garden block”, by the joint venture GPO Ingeniería y Arquitectura SLU and Land Lab, Laboratorio de Paisajes SL: proposal to enlarge the garden of the Seminari building, making it asymmetric and more natural. The garden will be part of the green space running from the university gardens to Plaça de Letamendi.

Consell de Cent with Girona, “Super-treebed”, by the joint venture between Under Project Lab SCP and Bopba Arquitectura SLP: conditioned by the metro station, this project concentrates the permeable and green section on the side nearest the mountains. The part with less nature will be used for areas for people to relax and play in.

The winning projects, whose teams will work together to design the new street model on under these premises, are:

“Walking from the centre”. Team: Joint venture between B67 Palomeras Arquitectes SLP and Cierto Estudio SCCLP

“Plot to plot (invariants and variants)”. Team: Joint venture between Esteyco – Arquitectura, Estudi Martí Franch Arquitectura del Paisatge and Nablabcn Studio

“Greenspin”. Team: Joint venture between González Cavia, Cabrera Arquitectura Urbanismo y Paisaje SL and Fabric Office SCCLP

“Galleries of life”. Team: Joint venture between GPO Ingeniería y Arquitectura SLU, Agence Ter SARL and Ana Coello de Llobet SLP.