Project: Sergi Carulla, Oscar Blasco, Sergi Arenas Team: G. Yubero, X. Astaburuaga, T.Vivó, S. Sanna Area: 2.985 m2 Client: Barcelona's City Council
Mar Bella Urban Sports Park has been designed as a multipurpose skating area. It is thought of as an artificial topography, a set of dunes and paths that follows the strategy of Poble Nou Park. The project is adapted to the terrain and makes use of its slope, allowing the long skating run from the city towards the sea front. At the top, closer to the road, there is a street area with benches, walls and handrails, that operates as an entrance door, along with a large bench that serves as a meeting point and viewpoint from where to start the descent. The next element, the snake run, is formed by a topography that allows long run skating with surfing-like movements. At the bottom, where the park just touches the dunes, there are two intertwined pools of different geometries and levels of difficulty. On both sides, there are benches and terraces to enhance the spot as a meeting point and a rest area, not only for users but also for people who are walking through Poble Nou park, or for those who are going or coming back from the beach.