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IS Final Presentation ::: Superblock 7a


Old definition and new definition of site

Old site definition

It is important for enhancing the touristic activity and attraction to include Sagrada familia in the superblock, while linking Avinguada De Gaudi with Carrer De Sant Joan for the reasons below:
The Sagrada Familia is the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona catering to over 2,000,000 visitors a year.
Avinguada De Gaudi is a priority to pedestrian street with a wide pedestrian strip.
Carrer de Sant Joan is a commercial area.with a wide pedestrian strip which gives it a high potential to become another Las Ramblas.

New site definition

Area of the superblock: 294,140.7sqm
Total built up area: 196,330.8 sqm
66.8 % built up area

Site Dimensions / Solids and Voids

Transportation map

Ground floor uses ::: touristic attractions

Existing touristic territory

Temporary and permenant territories

Walled attractors

Boundaries confining territories

The attempt is to remove those boundaries surrounding the greens, lake and Sagrada familia and encourage flow.

Encouraging flow in the Superblock

The objective is enhancing touristic attraction while creating a self-sufficient and productive community.

1. amount of reusable trash
2. touristic attractors
3. commercial temporary uses
4. Urban spaces quality
5. commercial attractors

1. Touristic Interaction
2. residents urban participation
3. Touristic Territory
4. Material recycling
5. used urban spaces

Proposal 1::: Informalizing the urban grid

Informalizing the urban grid

New Total built up area: 145,344.8 sqm
% of demolished buildings: 17.4 %
49.4 % permenant built up area

Demolishing plan

Existing uses to keep

New introduced uses

Workspaces serving outdoor production

Newly extended touristic territory

Proposal 2::: Trash exchange ::transporting trash by metro lines

Metro map for L2 and L5

Underground route for trash collecting car

Lines for trash collection

Proposal 3::: Fibrous structures :: A 4-dimensional design

Printing fibers from vertical surfaces and from the ground
The idea is in which the inputs of each individual, collectively create the randomness of the urban setting which consequently changes by time, by users interaction.

The urban setting formation is using fibrous structures, which is exemplified by a seed that grows from the ground and creates another seed in order to create more units, imitating plants growth and pollination. The system needs to automatically upgrade and develop itself according to changes of collective behavior which in the computational field can be simulated by employing heuristic knowledge (knowledge of good practice and judgment/ the art of good guessing).

Fibrous structures and outdoor printing areas for workshops

3-Dimensional visualization

Fiber formation different urban setting at different time

::: Fiber formation creating different urban settings

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IS Midterm presentation ::: Superblock 7

Celebrating the urban life ::: Superblock 7

Mapping the Site:::Video link Mapping the site

2nd Proposal::: Video link
2nd Proposal ::: Sound recycling device

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