Dodging two train lines on foot

Jordi Pascual

Among other particularities, Sant Cugat has two rail lines that run side by side, without connecting, around a top-notch healthcare facility (Hospital General de Catalunya) and an expansion of the city with retail and office spaces (Can Ametller). These two rail lines divide the two sides. The great challenge for the Sant Cugat City Council… Read more »

(EN) Museïtzar la vida al carrer

Jordi Pascual

  Barcelona, in order to face the waves of immigration that have defined it, had to carry out various urban activities over the course of the past century. It was about creating complete neighbourhoods that met minimum liveability requirements and providing services for people with limited economic resources. A good example of this is the… Read more »

Gateways, the environment determines the solution

Jordi Pascual

The very essence of a bridge, or a footbridge, is to connect two points separated by uneven ground or by an element that makes it impossible to make an unraised path. When the walkway is intended for pedestrians, who are extremely vulnerable to traffic, the environment absolutely determines the best solution to overcome the hurdle… Read more »

An interior space that is a street

Jordi Pascual

Carrer del Carme, in Barcelona’s Raval district, is much more than meets the eye when walking by. On the first floor of number 94, the street invades the building. At least that was the goal of the Arrels Foundation when they decided to promote the Zero Flat, a space for homeless people who are reticent… Read more »