The CIT (Integral Transportation Center) is an initiative led by Metro de Madrid to build a new complex on the land occupied by the garages of line 1 on Asturias Avenue, in the surroundings of Plaza Castilla. The team Jardin 1 wins the contest and instructs Batlle i Roig for the landscaping part.
With the proposal of Jardín Metro, it is intended to recover a space for the use and enjoyment of citizens, making known and dignifying this heritage inherent to the city and which had been forgotten. Thus, the new public space brings the infrastructures, which have made Madrid a great capital, closer to its citizens, through a quality, modern, ecological and transparent exterior space, emblems that the company represents.
UrbanNext publishes an article on the cycling and pedestrian path, promoted by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), connecting the city of Barcelona with Esplugues de Llobregat.
“The new cycling path, a green corridor with pacified traffic, is a very charming and extraordinary space. Used for practical and recreational reasons alike, it is reminiscent of country lanes beyond the city limits and major road infrastructures, transforming a forgotten and neglected space into a meeting place and a source of urban continuity for the metropolitan community.”
On Saturday morning, approximately 500 students from different schools of architecture attended the park of Finestrelles, in an act, to rethink the infrastructure of the rounds of Barcelona, that often acts as a barrier between the city and the different natural spaces that surround it, such as Collserola Park.
The event was attended by Enric Batlle, who performed an act in the park of Finestrelles, along with all the assistants and a herd of goats and sheep, who came down from the most natural areas to appropriate the city.
On Saturday, May 5, the new cruise terminal of the Harbour of Barcelona was inaugurated announcing its name: HELIX Cruise Center. The building, designed by our office, is the second cruise terminal in Barcelona for Carnival Corporation, has 12,500 square meters and will generate up to 150 jobs locally.
The presentation of the HELIX terminal was attended, among others, by the President of the Barcelona’s Harbour, Sixte Cambra; the CEO of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald; the delegate of the Spanish Government in Catalonia, Enric Millo, and the Councilor for Tourism, Trade and Markets of the Barcelona City Council, Agustí Colom.
Click on the image to read the article published by ’La Vanguardia’ this weekend (Spanish).
‘EL PERIÓDICO’ DEDICATES AN ARTICLE TO THE TERMINAL OF CRUISES PROJECTED BY BATLLEIROIG IN BARCELONA’S HARBOUR
‘El Periódico’ gathers in an article the details that were announced yesterday at a press conference about the new Terminal E of the Harbour of Barcelona, designed by our office and promoted by Carnival Corporation. By clicking on the image you can read the article by Patricia Castán in the publication (Spanish).
‘La Vanguardia’ has published today an article about the start of Terminal E of the Barcelona’s Harbour, designed by Batlleiroig. Click on the image to read the article by David Guerrero (Spanish) and to learn more details of this new bet by Carnival Corporation, which has invested 30 million euros in this infrastructure.
The new Terminal E is already operational, designed by Batlleiroig and driven by Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise company in the world. The new building, which has an area of 12,500 square meters and 300 parking spaces, is a balanced architectural piece that combines design, functionality and comfort, and responds to sustainable criteria. The building will be inaugurated, officially, next May 5.
The newspaper ‘ARA’ (Catalan) has echoed today the opening of the new cycle lane between Esplugues and Barcelona. In fact, the newspaper advances the information on its cover and expands it on the internal pages, including the extract of an interview with Enric Batlle. Read this information by clicking this link and on the image.
The opening of the new pedestrian and cyclable lane between Barcelona and Esplugues has been done this morning, a lane that allows the connection for bikes and for pedestrians between Diagonal Avenue and the municipalities of Baix Llobregat, overcoming the obstacles posed by the two Rondas of Barcelona and the highway B-23.
Some of the authorities that have opened the lane today were Ramon Torra, Manager of the AMB; Antoni Poveda, Vice President of Mobility and Transport of the AMB and Mayor of Sant Joan Despí; Mercedes Vidal, Mobility Councilor of the Barcelona City Council; the mayors of Esplugues and Sant Just Desvern, Pilar Díaz and Josep Perpinyà, respectively; and different municipal councilors; in addition to the entire Batlleiroig team, with Enric Batlle and Joan Roig in the lead.
From left to right, Pilar Díaz, Josep Perpinyà and Antoni Poveda, followed by Xavier Segura, Manager of Services and Public Space in AMB; by Enric Batlle, Director of the architecture project, and other municipal authorities.
The opening of the new pedestrian and cyclable lane between Barcelona and Esplugues is very close. This lane will allow the connection for bicycles and pedestrians between the Diagonal Avenue and the Baix Llobregat cities, saving the Ronda de Dalt and highway B23 infrastructures and connecting with Collserola’s Park and the well-known “Carretera de las Aguas”.
You will find more information about that project by clicking on the image (Catalan). Source: AMB
The shopping center designed by Batlleiroig The Style Outlets Viladecans has obtained the Distinctive Indicator of the Degree of Accessibility (DIGA), which recognizes the level of accessibility excellence with several points adapted from the public road and from the car park, and that has been granted by the Shangri-La Foundation and certified by the international organisation IMQ.
Under the motto “Cornellà Nature within the Green Metropolis“, the Cornellà de Llobregat City Hall and the Área Metropolitana de Barcelona have collaborated to communicate the Cornellà Natura municipal project, inscribed inside the values and challenges defined in the Green Metropolis exhibition, which highlights the importance of ecological, social and economic values, and their coexistence with ecology and urban leisure.
MIPIM, the world´s leading property market will celebrate a new edition at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, from the 14th until the 17th of March. Enric Batlle, representing Gina Barcelona Architects, will lead a conference titled “Barcelona, merging public space, nature and production”. The conference will take place on Wednesday March 15th at 5PM at the Barcelona Catalonia Stand.
In Batlle i Roig we are not only confident that electric bicycle is called to be the XXI Century transport system, but already practicing sustainable mobility!
Our Founding partner Enric Batlle is the last one who has joined the cycling team and we will gradually become more..
We will need a bike park in our garden soon!!
On Sunday, December the 11th, a report on the future of the city and the role of the bicycle in this process of transformation was broadcast on “30 Minuts” program of TV3. A wide report that shows how in big cities the bicycle makes its way as an alternative way of transport, without being able to avoid, however, to create certain tensions.
You can see the full program here.
The works for the Cicle Lane,
which will link Barcelona with Esplugues de Llobregat
have already begun.
The project, carried out by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, has as main objective to merge Barcelona with the Baix Llobregat through a low aggressive intervention over the surroundings. An initiative that wants to promote sustainable transport, reduce pollution and promote the health of people.
The path, with 880 meters long, will start in Cervantes Park (Diagonal) and will consist in 100% bike friendly tracks which will combine differentiated spaces for pedestrians and bicycles.
The Municipal Mobility Commission approved last December, unanimously, the project to extend the cycle lane network between the neighborhoods and municipalities in the northern area of Barcelona.
Within this scope of action, Batlle i Roig Arquitectes will solve the current pedestrian discontinuity between Cervantes Park, northern boundary of Diagonal Avenue in Barcelona, and Avinguda dels Catalans in the municipality of Esplugues de Llobregat. During the last few days, this project has attracted the attention of citizenship for being a key point in the system of pedestrian connectivity of the area.