The competition was about rethinking the border between the natural park of Collserola and the City of Barcelona. It has been divided this edge in 16 parts and call it doors. There has been proposals for each door, related to the particular context and situation of this part of the edge.
Taller Sau’s proposal is for the 13th Door, located in the north of the city of Barcelona . This site is also one of the main entrances of the city by car. All these highway lanes have fragmented the urban weave and isolated the neighbourhood of la Trinitat from the city. At the same time the green spaces system has been broken up by the road system and lost its flow.
The main proposals of the project are:
Define the edge between the city and the mountains as a surface, a space occupied by domesticated fields, a place between nature and city where you can find community vegetable gardens, open air green spaces, … domesticated nature between the concrete of the city and the wildness of the natural park.
Recover the flow of the green spaces system of Barcelona metropolitan area, connecting the Collserola natural park with Besòs river and Serra marina, the mountain system on the other side of the highway. Recovering the valley section of the place and getting a stronger and continuous ecosystem. We also include the green spaces system of the city of Barcelona to this huge green system.
Connect “La Trinitat” neighbourhood to the neighbourhoods of its boundaries in order to solve its isolation situation.
In conclusion, weaving biological and urban flows in order to improve society and ecosystem together.
e(CO)stratègia | Barcelona Spain | Taller Sau
Design company | Taller Sau
Project | e(CO)stratègia
Competition | “Les 16 portes de Collserola, porta 13” Competition
Awards | First prize
Type | Landscape / Urban Planning
Location | Barcelona / Spain
Year | 2012
IMAGE CREDIT | Taller Sau