Urban Design: Sector Siemens Elsa

As a goal, a new organization for residence is presented in a place previously dedicated to industry alone and outdated. An understanding of the possibilities of the place was sought by means of an analysis of existing dotations at the municipal and the metropolitan levels in particular.

This involved an identification through the mapping of the different spaces of collective meeting as well as their classification in a taxonomy of sorts. This allowed an understanding of their scope and requirements, indispensable details at the moment of dimensioning programs and service spaces.

Thus, the needed knowledge was gathered to answer questions such as: How many parking spots are necessary for a commercial area? What relation of activities generates synergies to support public space? To this was added an analysis of open spaces, infrastructural systems, and mass transportation carried out by the other students.

In this way, other useful questions also received an answer. At what distance should be placed tram line stops? How can spaces of irregular geometry be used? What possibilities of articulation does a given path have at the local or metropolitan scales or for certain adjacent conditions?

Xavier Ribera & Vanessa Giannetti
Miquel Corominas, Joaquim Español, Adolf Sotoca, Beht Tuà,