A sustainable and circular agri-food cluster that revalues the landscape and heritage of the Alt Penedès region.
The project organizes the specified spaces by introducing visual screening and noise control of the C-55 Abrera-Manresa Road that borders the sector; second, to address rainwater infiltration; and, third, to accommodate leisure and recreational uses.
To achieve these objectives, the project centers on a large earth berm for noise and visual protection. The berm occupies most of the area and is the undisputed protagonist of the area and its immediate environs. Its geometric form is intentionally defined by pronounced slopes and ridges.
To deal with rainwater infiltration, the entire surface of the berm and its surrounding sand, lawn, and grasses are porous. In addition, drainage conduits quickly channel surface runoff to gravel-filled infiltration trenches that are distributed in the subsoil around the edge of the berm. This ensures that the water returns to the aquifer, which in this case is protected, and this, in turn, offsets the impervious surface coverage of the area. Finally, the geometry of the berm creates an esplanade with irregular edges to accommodate leisure spaces and a children’s playground. The vegetation is chosen according to environmental criteria, using species adapted to the Mediterranean climate.