Paisos Catalans Square in Premià de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square, Premià de Mar Landscape Design, Photos, Barcelona Architecture

Paisos Catalans Square in Premià de Mar

Out-door Play Facility Development in Catalonia, Spain – design by VSarquitectura

18 Jan 2018

Paisos Catalans Square

Architect: VSarquitectura

Location: Premià de Mar Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Paisos Catalans Square

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Premià de Mar it’s a town nearby Barcelona, it use to be a fishermen and little manufacturing town, nowadays struggles to keep its personality without becoming another Barcelona suburb. The square that will cover a parking roof had to substitute a public space conceived for occasional mass acts, but on the everyday terms was always empty.

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

On the beginning the functional program wasn’t straight and clear, the different items to be build changed during the designing process due to the citizen participation process or political decisions. Therefore, our strategy was to occupy the whole space, as in a painting, with a strong abstract geometry, a dynamic order capable to incorporate the different elements required and relate them in tautness equilibrium.

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Among the different elements to incorporate there is a structure suitable to be covered for a concert o theater stage, grandstand for 600 people, playground area, ping-pong, petanque, newsstand or the parking entrance.

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Since we think that when public space is used by kids the success is guaranteed (it’s alive, save thanks to their surveyors, and even have a positive impact on the neighborur retails), we focused our efforts in creating an attractive place for children.

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Beyond the playground, that was reduced as small as possible, the whole square was conceived for playing, with bright coloured pavements, slopes, informal benches and slow segregated traffic. For the playground we choose a game that could hold as many kids as possible in the minimum space in order to liberate space for all the other required activities.

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square, Premià de Mar – Building Information

Structural Engineering: Angel Obiol
Location: Plaça dels Paisos Catalans, Premià de Mar, Barcelona
Project date: 2009-2010
Construction date: 2011
Area: 5.014 sqm

Constructor: Vopi 4
Building engineer: SAEM enginyeria

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Paisos Catalans Square in Premia de Mar

Photography: Arnau Solé / Vopi-4 / Lappset

Paisos Catalans Square in Premià de Mar images / information received 180118


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