Urban Improvement Plan and Urbanization Project of the block delimited by Álaba, Tánger, Sancho de Ávila and Pamplona streets in the 22@ district

Urban planning of a 22@ block structured around the recovery of a historic passage as a central public space.

Ordenació de l’illa del passatge Ratés a Barcelona
Ordenació de l’illa del passatge Ratés a Barcelona

Block of the Ratés passage planning in Barcelona

The planning proposes the organization of this new business park in the 22 @ technological district based on the conservation of the traditional passages of this industrial zone.


Batlleiroig Arquitectura. Enric Batlle Durany, Joan Roig i Duran – Architect

Project status

Definitively approved

Start date


Main use

Offices / Equipment

Total area

10.483 m2

Roof area

31.448 m2

Dwellings number



The 22@ technological district of Barcelona is being developed by transforming old industrial blocks, maintaining the industrial memory of Poblenou but making room for new office buildings to preferably implement technological activities and the new economy, as well as a significant volume of social housing. This project is developed in an entire block, cut obliquely by the Ratés passage, one of the passages that followed the original agricultural structure and on which the Cerdà plot was superimposed.

The planning orders a 22@ block from the conservation of the existing passage, on which the new green areas and facilities are located.


The proposed urban planning starts from the recognition of the passage as the heart of the development. Above it there were numerous residential buildings from different periods and a rationalist industrial building from the 1960s, all of which are preserved. Next to it, a new green area is opened and the equipment floors are located. In the western part of the block the front of buildings aligned to Pamplona street is completed, with standard heights of the Eixample and combining the uses of social housing and offices Meanwhile, in the eastern part, facing Álava street, they are ordered three isolated buildings, with greater heights, and with a typology more typical of tertiary uses.

In this area, Batlleiroig is also responsible for the urbanization of the interior public spaces and the three office buildings in the eastern half of the block.

© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark
© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark