Casc Antic Gardens

2008
Barcelona, Spain
Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona

This garden reform project is located in part of the old district previously emptied of buildings as part of a sponging mechanism for Barcelona´s Santa Caterina. The proposal organises the various functions of the inner city gardens on the basis of a grid that reconstructs the original property layout. This grid is generated using strips of stone slabs.
 

Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona
Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona
Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona
Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona
Jardins del Casc Antic, Barcelona

The same medieval contextualization mechanism led to the choice of Ful-9 and Ful-10 corten steel pillars as standard street furniture. These street lamps are installed in alignments between the tall trees, used as the prominent feature of of this new space. The 75 w. metal halogen lamps illuminate this city garden through the foliage, creating suggestive mottled shade in the zones in front of the renovated buildings.

The Pou de la Figuera gardens project was designed in 2008 by architects Jaume Artigues, Pere Riera and the Technical Division of the Foment Ciutat Vella municipal company, in conjunction with Escofet.

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