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JARDINS DE MIQUEL MARTÍ I POL

BAAS ARQUITECTURA + ESTUDI MART Í FRANCH

Architects: Jordi Badia (BAAS), Martí Franch (EMF)
Photos by: Federico Cairoli
Typology: Urban Landscape
Location: Barcelona
Date: 2009

A deliberately old-style garden, where vegetation will play the leading and not the secondary role. A natural haven, a chunk of nature within the city, in clear contrast to the surroundings. A somewhat windswept look, hardly mapped out, with narrow and winding paths and metallic green street furniture which evokes the past, with a certain air of melancholy, in tune with the building.
The garden, slightly sunken and with dunes (waves) which screen it from street level, and its masses of flora (ivy, grasses, flowers and trees) become an oasis of silence and calm… akin to being in the middle of a forest. An out-oftouch visitor will think that the garden has always been there, the backdrop to Can Framis.