A promenade w/ Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw, architects

FILM CREDITS:

Film Director: 15-L. Films


ARCHITECTS CONTACTS

Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw Arquitectos S.L.P.

Conchita de la Villa
Imma Jansana
Robert de Paauw

ADRESS: Av. Portal de l’Àngel 7, Barcelona
TELEFONE: 00 34 933 172 107
EMAIL: jdvdp@jdvdp.com
URL: www.jdvdp.com


SINOPSIS:

We bring the spectator to life for a moment with the sensations that can be perceived in our works – from the more natural and quiet landscape to the more urban and dense one.

PROJECT:

JANSANA, DE LA VILLA, DE PAAUW, ARCHITECTS is a landscape architecture studio. We have been designing and implementing projects in landscape architecture, environmental planning and urban design for more than 30 years, with offices in Barcelona and São Paulo.

The Arrangement of the Summit of the Turó De La Rovira was award with the 2012 European Prize for the Urban Public Space. During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona was bombed massively in 1938-39. As a consequence, the Republican Government builds there the first anti-aircraft batteries. In the abandoned batteries, people created immediately the informal settlement of “Els Canons”. It gathered up to 110 shacks, housing approximately 600 people. The restoration has been carried out converting the site into a City Memory Space. The restoration project’s goal has been to show the site as an agricultural settlement, a city’s defense position, an informal city occupation, as well as a 360º viewpoint of Barcelona. Now the Turó de la Rovira has become a place widely used by neighbors and visitors drawn by its values and by its historical and archaeological contents, without losing the site’s previous character and its symbolic weight.

Our landscape work stands out for its simplicity, low contribution of built elements, site insertion, sustainability criteria and energy efficiency. Our objective is to achieve a balance between design, function, cost, emotion and conservation.

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