Barcelona Park, Catalan Squares, Spanish Landscape Architecture

Barcelona Parks + Squares

Guide to Catalan Landscape Designs, north east Spain

11 Sep 2012

Barcelona Urban Landscape

Renovation of Plaza Lesseps
Design: Albert Viaplana

Article by Milos Stipcic for e-architect

Project: Renovation of Plaza Lesseps, Barcelona (2002)
Architect: Albert Viaplana
Inauguration: 2009

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photos © Milos Stipcic
Plaza Lesseps

Plaza Lesseps is an example of integration of transportation and civic public space. Two opposing urban layers are superpositioned, interacting with each other, reflecting complexity of the city.

The first thing the visitor spots in this vibrant public space is constant intermingle of different mobility modes and large-scale, eye-catching metal sculptures (like giant cube, hanging beams or inclined metal obelisks) dispersed all around the public space. Square is also characterized by various urban activities and buildings that vary significantly in terms of type, style or height.

Renovation of Plaza Lesseps is one of the most controversial projects in Barcelona often criticized by neighbors or professionals as cold, aggressive or no-place.

15 Jun 2012

Recent Barcelona Landscape Design

Parc del Centre del Poblenou, off the Av. Diagonal, east of the city centre
Design: Atelier Jean Nouvel
Parc del Centra Barcelona Parc del Centre Parc del Centra
photos © Milos Stipcic

Parc del Centre del Poblenou

Barcelona Parks – Key Landscape Designs

Catalan Landscapes, alphabetical:

Auditoria Park, Diagonal Mar
Foreign Office Architecture
Parc dels Auditoris
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Parc dels Auditoris

Botanical Gardens Montjuic
Carlos Ferrater
Montjuic Botanical Garden
photograph © Thomas Boczko

Botanical Gardens Montjuic

Parc lineal La Sagrera
Aldayjover, RCR and West 8
Parc lineal La Sagrera Barcelona
image from West 8 landscape architects

Parc lineal La Sagrera

Park at Diagonal Mar, Barcelona Forum
Parc de Diagonal Mar
image © Adrian Welch

Park de Diagonal Mar

Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi, Architect
Park Guell Barcelona
photo © Adrian Welch

Park Guell

Barcelona Squares – Key Public Space Designs

Key Catalan Public Spaces, alphabetical:

La Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc
Josep Lluís Sert, Architect
La Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona
photo © AW

Joan Miro Foundation
Beautiful garden to north east of this building

Place of the Catalans, Ciutat Vella
Place of the Catalans
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Placa de Catalunya

Plaça Reial, Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella
PaPlaça Reial
picture © AW
Placa Reial

Plaça Sant Jaume, Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella
Placa Sant Jaume
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Placa Sant Jaume

Location:Barcelona, Spain’

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Agbar Tower Barcelona
photograph © Adrian Welch

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