In the past 10 years, Sant Cugat Del Vallès has increased its population among three originally rural sectors. The park presented here is one of these three sectors, the so-called Sant Domènec-Colomer. It is a narrow and long strip crossed lengthwise by a stream, and it extends from the centre of the town to one of the nearby hills.
The urban planning for this area focuses on two major themes: concentrating the green areas in a central belt that protects the stream; and adapting the routes and construction to the morphology of the site. For this reason, the park project takes into account the topography of the small valley in which it lies, its agricultural character and the strong social pressure involved in its future urban immersion.
The western boundary of the park converts into a stepped section with a pier-promenade that provides various access points to the park. It is the most urban facet of the project and turns into a scenic overlook above the park and the city.
Inside the park, the layout of the stream is restored and lined by a path that runs generally parallel to it, which allows traversing the entire sector in a longitudinal direction. A system of cross roads follows the agricultural subdivisions and completes the connection with the perimeter boundaries.
Vegetation evokes the ecosystems typical of the area: deciduous trees line the stream and the longitudinal path; evergreen vegetation lines the cross-paths; the fields are bordered by small evergreen groves and the prairies by different varieties of grasses.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY, JOAN ROIG I DURAN, ARCHITECTS