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REMODELACIÓ DEL PASSEIG DE SANT JOAN

LOLA DOMÈNECH_ ARQUITECTA

Architects: Lola Domènech
Photos by: Adrià Goula
Typology: Public Space – Boulevard
Location: Barcelona
Date: 2010-2011: phase 1 | 2013-2014: phase 2

The layout of paseo de St Joan, as an important 50m boulevard, was first laid down by Ildefons Cerdà in his Ensanche project, approved in 1859.
The new remodelling proposal sets two basic objectives: to give priority to the pedestrian use of the boulevard and turn it into a new urban green zone extending right up to Ciutadella park.
To achieve these objectives the project has adopted three fundamental urban planning criteria:
– to guarantee the continuity of the section along the length of the boulevard.
– to adapt the urban space to different uses.
– to promote the Passeig de Sant Joan as a new and sustainable urban green zone.
With this new proposal the Passeig de Sant Joan has won back its social value as an urban space that provides a variety of requested uses and functions whilst also addressing key aspects of biodiversity and sustainability