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Friday, February 28, 2020

Barceló & Balanzó, new center of Valldoreix (Barcelona)

The project drawn up by Antoni Barceló and Bàrbara Balanzó in collaboration with the studio Alegre-Lloveras has won first prize in the public competition for ideas for a new city center in Valldoreix, a municipality in Sant Cugat de Vallés. On a 27,516-square-meter lot on the avenue Mossén Cinto Verdaguer, the winning proposal seeks to address the historical deficiencies of this Barcelona neighborhood with a large main square that serves to agglutinate a range of community facilities including a cultural and civic center, a space for music events and other performances, housing, a shopping area, and parking. The urban design tries to strengthen the pedestrian axis connecting the Valldoreix railway to the new constructions. A series of horizontal platforms takes care of integration with the topography and contains the larger parts of the program (business of parking). The rest of the buildings take on the proportions of the surrounding villas.
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