If the park has a scale comparable to the grand gardens of Barcelona its design and situation obliges it to increase in scale because of its connection with La Avinguda Diagonal, Carrer Taulat and above all, to direct connection with the beach… it is a large park which stretches out forwards the adjacent avenues…its design favours an interaction with the city It is ordered by following a series of paths which, similar to the branches of a tree, which spread out in all directions…
A type of Rambla, a main throroughfase, connects La Diagonal directly to the nearby beach, crossing the Litoral ring by means of a pedestrian bridge, and it transforms itself into a series of recreational tracks: for strolling, skating, cycling… etc… walking… a large area of water in which there are various fountains, the leap of water and the vegetation on its edges oxygenates the water.
A recreational place, small boats, water games… the presence of the water characterises the vegetation of the zone… and the vegetation spreads following the character of shores near the sea and the lake, growing taller and denser until it reaches the adjacent streets. Small places on the edges of the park. Places where a series of large ceramic vases join with the existing vegetation, similar to the garden of a house…benches, pérgolas, tiled floors...
Type of project: Direct commission, new construction Program: Urban Park and landscape architecture
Architect: Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Landscape Architects: Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT + Edaw, London
Project Directors: Elena Rocchi, Lluis Cantallops, Fabián Asunción
Project Team: Mònica Batalla, Ezequiel Cattaneo, Roberto Sforza, Makoto Fukuda, Laura Valentini, Máximo Chizzola, Cristofer Hofler, Stefan Geenen, Michael Eichhorn, Stefan Eckert, Christine Himmler, Georg Mahnke, Wolfang Lukas Hainz, Jan Marko Grebe, Francesca Tata, Angelo Floros, Piercarlo Comacchio, Angelo Catania, Ulrike Stübner, Andrea Möller, Hirotaka Koizumi, Dani Rosselló, Makoto Fukuda, Kaori Sato, Adrian Versuere, Fabián Asuncion, Isabel Zaragoza, Andrea Möller, Ulrike, Isabelle Sambeth, Liliana Bonforte, Tobias Gottschalk, Luca Tonella, Jan Koettgen, Tobias Aus Der Beek, Charlotte Bojsen-Möller, Mónica Carrera Vazquez, Francesco Jacques- Dias, Sven Gosmann, Pierre Lauper, Adria Goula, Riccardo Alessandroni.
Urban Planning Architects: Oscar Tusquets, Xavier Sust
Engineers: Europroject Consultores Asociados, José María Velasco (Engineer)