Gran de Sant Andreu street dwellings in Barcelona
25 dwellings building in the Sant Andreu neighborhood
The proposal transforms this important road axis into a civic street, with a predominance of pedestrians, increasing the presence of vegetation, meeting places and safeguarding the pre-existing trees.
The project aims to give this main street a new and different configuration that is an expression of unity and homogeneity throughout the entire stretch with an innovative material such as polished mustard-colored asphalt, which allows it to adapt well to the singularities of the urban structure that crosses, that can shape singular spaces with a change of material to gray granite and generate squares where there are now crossings. The whole project aims to enhance lost biodiversity by adding a green living infrastructure and water infiltration and storage.
One of the main aspects to study within this unique platform is water runoff. The proposal proposes a new drainage system that enhances greater permeability and infiltration in the ground that has a clear relationship with the inherited trees and that helps to improve the humidity conditions of its subsoil. This solution promotes biodiversity by allowing the planting of a wide range of shrub and herbaceous species that accompany the existing trees, allowing citizens to have more direct contact with renatured spaces.