Sustainable Interface
Sustainable Interface
 
The new Marina del Prat Vermell neighbourhood, with its strategic location between the Green City, the Productive city and the Living City, has the potential to become a Sustainable Interface amid them, expanding the possibilities of living and working within the city.
 
The Green City
The existing streets, with their Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), are extended and become Green Fingers that reconnect the neighbourhood with the green lung of Montjuïc Mountain Metropolitan Park.
 
The Productive City
The city’s lack of adequate spaces for productive activities is tackled by introducing thick Robust Plinths that incorporate the adaptability and spatial generosity of the industrial warehouses nearby. Building on the neighbourhood’s strong manufacturing tradition, these plinths expand the range of possible uses that are compatible with housing, including light urban manufacturing, local production and other activities that make the city’s economy more resilient and sustainable.
 
The Living City
On top of these plinths, Living Toppings enable any desired lifestyle that encourages a low ecological footprint and seeks to build a strong community.
 
Sustainable Interface
As an example of the mixture of these cities, we propose The Workshop House for City Starters, a new social housing building typology that provides both affordable living and working spaces for individuals and collectives who are starting economic and social initiatives within the city. Between two Green Fingers, a Robust Plinth with workshops of all sizes accommodates work space for residents and neighbours, thus becoming a social focus. Over it, a Living Topping of lofts provides diverse spaces for living and working. On the roof, there’s a large collective and productive garden with views to Montjuïc Mountain, the harbour and the sea.
 
 
 
 
The Green City
 
 
 
 
 
The Productive City
 
 
 
 
The Living City
 
 
 
 
 Sustainable Interface = The Green City + The Productive City + The Living City
 
 
 
 
Robust Plinths
Enabling productive uses
 
 
 
 
Marina del Prat Vermell neighborhood as Sustainable Interface
Urban section
 
 
 
 
Urban section detail
Green Fingers, Robust Plinths & Living Toppings
 
 
 
 
The Workshop House for City Starters
Providing both affordable living & working spaces in the city
 
 
 
 
 
The Shared Workshops
 
 
 
 
The Shared Workshops
Activating the street level
 
 
 
 
The Gallery
Spatial and climate device in The Lofts
The Lofts
Diversity through regularity
 
 
 
 
The Lofts
Live & work flexibility
 
 
 
 
The Collective Roof Garden
A productive green terrace
The Collective Roof Garden overlooking the sea, the port and Montjuïc mountain
 
 
 
 
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