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‘THE FOREST ROAD’ IN THE ROQUES BLANQUES CEMETERY WINS THE CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ AWARD 2018 FOR INNOVATION

NEWS 28/06/2018

Batlleiroig has won the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Award for Innovation in Construction for its project ‘The Forest Road’ in the cemetery of Roques Blanques, in El Papiol. The awards, granted by the Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers, were delivered yesterday at the Auditorium of the University of Barcelona during the Construction Night. It is the second consecutive year that Batlleiroig wins this award: last year, it was won by The Style Outlets Viladecans. 

‘The Forest Road’ consists of a grouping of burials in the Roques Blanques cemetery that redefines the traditional model of burials and cremations, applying criteria respectful with the environment and integrating it within the Natural Park of Collserola. To make it a reality, traditional dry construction systems and elements have been used, such as wood, sand and vegetation.

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The jury has considered that Batlleiroig deserved this award because its “team of technicians has worked in a multidisciplinary way in order to design a new model of proposing the future of the burials, with a radical change from the point of view of their integration into landscape. From the old mausoleums or the burial of niches that alter it significantly, through renovation planning such as the planting of trees or the installation of columbariums to deposit the ashes, this project suggests an adequate solution to current trends and optimal from the environmental point of view”.

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From the left to the right, Eva Ferrer, Construction and Rehabilitation Manager of the company 4ark; the professionals from Batlleiroig Livia Valentini, Enric Batlle, Iván Sánchez and Dolors Feu; and Josep Farré, Building Director of Infraestructures de la Generalitat, during the collecting of the the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Award for Innovation in Construction. 

By clicking on this link you’ll find more information about the winners of the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Awards.

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Family photo of the winners of the Catalunya Construcció 2018 Awards.

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