Team Camí Comtal has won La Sagrera Linear Park design competition | Barcelona Spain | AldayJover, RCR and West 8

From World Landscape Architecture another West8 design and super graphics:

La Sagrera Linear Park-West 8Welcome Garden – Aldayjover, RCR, West 8 and SBDA

Team Camí Comtal (AldayJoverRCR and West 8 ) winning entry provides relief to the bustling city of Cerdá, introducing a new green slow route to counter today’s urban frenzy and activity, represented by the (other) Diagonal Avenue.

The new green corridor, four kilometer long, extending from the city’s fringe deep into the heart of the centre is the successful result of the tunneling of the new Very fast Train route from France to Barcelona Sagrera/Sans. The urban precincts on either side of the route which used to be separated by railway yards are now linked by a series of parks.

A new green diagonal axis is extended into the core of Barcelona thanks to the burial of the existing railways. This new public space is a means to connect the sea, the city and its natural surroundings. The new La Sagrera linear park or Parc del Camí Comtal represents a new ‘Slow’ Barcelona that gives relief to the urban rush of the city of Cerdá. It greatly adds biodiversity as it introduces a new slow and easy green cross, facing the famous Diagonal avenue, paradigm of the urban life.

Mieres Social Housing (via laud8 -landscape architecture+urban design)

A strangely sterile world without any people – would this be what the world would look like if only architects and engineers an even landscape architects designed it …..

Mieres Social Housing Designed by zigzag architecture, the project re-models the traditional block. Defining a street edge and central courtyard, the block occupies the same footprint as a conventional orthogonal one, but the fragmented structure generates a more multi-faceted composition of irregularly stacked forms, rather like a child’s building blocks.                                        A shifting, angular geometry of canted roof planes adds a further layer of … Read More

via laud8 -landscape architecture+urban design

Las Negras Waterfront by Jesús Torres García

A Spanish Beach – landscape architecture from a different perspective without the gloss – feels like here – there or it is very specifically there……. from landsezine

Landscape Architecture: Jesús Torres García
Location: Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almería, Spain
Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Collaborators: Silvia Cama · Barbara Costantino · Laura González Romero · Sara Pavón · Alba Márquez · Alba del Castillo
Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A. / Juan José Viciana
Wood: Bédarmadera / Jesús Fernández Collado

We are particularly interested in the architecture of supports, or elements open to uses with the capacity to include wishes, activities and creativity of public interest and which, at the same time, are related to the control of empty spaces, its own size, its landscape and urban nature.

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