Can Taió Strategic Residential Area
The urban extension project in the north of Reus structures the growth in urban strips that alternate with parks, maintaining the historical agricultural structure.
Urban extension of more than 100 hectares to the north of the city of Reus, which proposes the recognition of the existing agricultural traces, on which the areas of green areas and facilities are structured, alternating with built-up areas in the form of fingers that fade towards the outside of the city.
The distribution of uses and the establishment of green areas and facilities seek an adequate transition between urban and rural environments. A green corridor with agricultural use of almost 20 hectares limits new growth and avoids urban continuity between Reus and the neighboring town of Castellvell del Camp, while an area of public spaces of more than 24 hectares enters the city in the form of folks taking advantage of the old agricultural roads and trying to achieve the maximum contact surface between the built space and the open space.
The new residential settlements -more than 5,000 dwellings- are concentrated on the new roads that extend the urban fabric of the city, taking advantage of the old existing roads. Private land occupies only 20% of the area, thus replacing the model established in the General Plan, which foresaw a high occupation of the territory with low-density models. The proposed islands are structured on the new central streets, of complex sections with commercial first floors and high intensity of uses. On both sides, the buildings form semi-open islands that are oriented towards the opposite open spaces. The secondary road network is adapted to the previous agricultural network, connecting with the proposed roads to the various parks. This homogeneous and consistent layout makes it possible to easily accommodate all the affordable and quality housing -more than 3,000 homes- mixed with other uses and responding to sustainability criteria in land use.
The completion of the North Promenade gives rise to a road that meets both the needs of the sector and those of the rest of the city, and with its section promotes the integration of various modes of mobility: public, private, pedestrian and bicycle. The planning is sensitive to the presence of the northern promenade, arranging on its outline higher buildings and large facilities, but avoids the creation of a continuous front that would excessively cut the relationship between the two sides, and instead makes visible the penetration of the green skirts towards the interior of the city.
On the border between the built and the various open spaces are arranged most of the facilities -more than 12 hectares-, which will serve the sector and the rest of the city, giving rise to a series of parks equipped very much connected simultaneously with the city and the rural landscape. One of them, the North Park, is organized around the Boca de la Mina promenade, highlighting the various heritage elements to be conserved and preserving the most characteristic landscape elements of the sector.