Mientras que mi web professional muestra las obras de mi despacho como arquitecto, este blog recopila documentación sobre una serie de actividades que desarrollo en paralelo a él. El ejercicio internacional de la profesión, las entidades entorno a las que se organizan los arquitectos o la reflexión sobre los modos de intervención en la ciudad constituyen los principales puntos de atención, al tiempo que se facilita el acceso a una serie de enlaces relacionados.

tokyo "open! architecture"

At the occassion of the UIA Tokyo 2011 congress, a special edition of “open! architecture“ allows visitors to discover, free of charge, some representative buildings of Japan's capital. This video is some kind of guide to them.

"mediterranean corridor" finalist in the competition for the sagrera linear park

 Our project for the Sagrera linear Park, presented under the motto "Mediterranean corridor" and conducted jointly with Batlle-Roig, Beth Galí and Tarrasó-Espinás, is among the five runner-ups of the competition that took recently place.

The city of Barcelona is known for its variety of patterns, densities and uses, and the neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity of the new park are no exception. This careful look at the environment generates the park. A park necessarily fragmented, as the city itself, where the pieces are enshrined through a subtle story line that provides continuity and a metropolitan scale.

The territory of the park has historically been an area of ​​fracture, which distanced the neighborhoods to their flanks. To establish urban connectors that facilitate cross paths and articulate the environment is the starting premise. The nature of these connectors should reflect the way the city approaches the park: one will link public spaces and equipments of high use, others will have a more intimate character.

The park is set up as a succession of episodes of two kinds: squares, linked to the main connectors, that respond to the immediate environment, and a number of Mediterranean landscapes, with abundant trees and vegetation, that establish a rhythmic sequence of references that go beyond the city itself.

The park alternates neighborhood squares with palm tree areas, orchards, gardens, meadows and pine forests, in order to create a Mediterranean corridor that relates to the itinerary of the underground train.

This park is equipped with interactive signage and self-managed, with a high percentage of surface drainage, an irrigation system that uses rainwater, photovoltaic pergolas that satisfy its own needs, and an appropriate choice of indigenous plants.