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iNTERACTIVE planes RS1_ Emmergent Territories Instructors_ [ Willy Muller; Maite Bravo ] Siddhesh Kale Laura Molina Araujo Marziah R.

Moll de la Fusta La Ronda

La Rambla

The Site Moll de La Fusta: 1_ Begins at the Placa de Colom, where the touristic ‘La Rambla’ ends 2_ Ronda del Litoral passes through the center of the site 3_ Adjacent to Barcelona harbor

Diagnosis The many over ground lanes create a horizontal obstacle for pedestrian passage to the waterfront. The Ronda even as it passes below ground level, creates vertical disconnection by forcing pedestrians to make many height changes before reaching relative proximity to the water.

Diagnosis A visual and psychological connection to the waterfront can only be achieved by physical proximity to the water. This, and accessibility issues have compressed all activities within 5 meters of the harbor border. Lack of organization and amenities further limit social programs in the site.

Diagnosis The amount of existing green space in Barcelona is a mere 10.2% or approximately 18 square meters per capita. Furthermore, this green space is not evenly divided throughout the city area (i.e. a high percentage is concentrated in Montjuic park) and as a result is often a great distance for habitants to travel to.



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Design Process Mobility_ 1_ the ronda solution 2_ the public access solution 3_solving the connectivity


Passeig d’Isabell


Ave. Del Marques


L4 metro line


Ronda Del Litoral

Design Process Mobility_ While the Ronda maintains it’s initial physical location within the site, it is more integrated and connected to the actuality of the waterfront. The Ronda is exposed within glass tube to create a visual connection without any sound pollution. Pedestrians enter the site adjacent to the Ronda and gradually walk above and beyond it, giving the vehicles a chance to be part of the site too.

Design Process Interactive_1 Through the interaction of water and the planes within the site we hope to better reconnect the city with the waterfront, introducing a new relationship with the sea.

Design Process Interactive_1 Through the interaction of water and the planes within the site we hope to better reconnect the city with the waterfront, introducing a new relationship with the sea.

Design Process Interactive_2 Through the interaction of people with the digital world which is reflected upon various intelligent surfaces upon the planes we hoped to create greater digital connectivity with other parts of Barcelona and the world.

Architectural Ideas One of the site nodes is the skyway –a monumental icon in the midst of the city; to create a visual connection to the city, as well as the sea.

Architectural Ideas The swimming pool, seen extended towards the harbor, is surrounded by a ‘ramp’ an architectural element developed from the mesh and continuously interacting with the water.

Architectural Ideas .The bird’s eye view effectively illustrates the development of the planes through the nodes and mesh, as well as the slow reduction towards the water.

Architectural Ideas Views of the bus terminal at the uppermost part of the site, as well as the exposed transparent tube and its connection with the site.



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