Inclusive, Productive, Sustainable

Urban Hiatus is a project that centers around human scale and brings back the lost identity for the people of Poblenou. It aims towards a structure that is inclusive, productive and sustainable.The latest urban plans in Barcelona solved a lot of issues, but sometimes forgot about smaller day to day spaces that connect to the local culture. These two worlds: the new and the old are co-existing but not always connecting. There is a strong contrast between them that creates imaginary borders in the city, especially in the district of Poblenou. Therefore, the project acts as porous filter that enables the city to breathe and express. The project will lead to the reduction of CO2 emission by gathering solar energy, rain water and ecological design strategies.

Urban Hiatus is a pause, a break in the current invisible discontinuity.

Historical Analysis