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Sustainability

At Batlleiroig, we are committed to the environment and to searching for solutions to the climate emergency. Our slogan “merging city & nature,” demonstrates our commitment to improving every action we carry out.

We work in three distinct disciplines: Urban Planning, Landscaping and Architecture. We aim to be experts in each of these areas, but always bearing in mind the essential cross-divisional approach required to carry out any project. Today, the Climate Emergency is the main thing that underscores our work and is what must guide our actions.

We believe that we must evolve toward a stronger positioning in each of the solutions we apply and that we must innovate even more to achieve everything we’re capable of now but in a different way.

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Cool Island

Designing a bioclimatic city. We must plan cities – public spaces and buildings – that have every potential connection to promote ecological, urban and metropolitan connectiveness that reinforces the social character of our actions and which acquire the bioclimatic quality necessary to mitigate the effects produced by climate change.

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Biodiversity

Cultivating life. How is it possible to recover biodiversity in a place where it was once lost, simultaneously solving the environmental problems that had been created, the need to create a new landscape and the will to convert it into a new public space?

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Water

Visualising the water cycle. Water can be collected in buildings, retained and infiltrated in public spaces and made to reach the nearby natural spaces that we can reclaim, thus creating a drainage system of the territory that rediscovers the places where water can flow, encourages the creation of new ecosystems and facilitates the implementation of new civic extensions.

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Sustainable Mobility

Walking around the city. In many cases we find ourselves with impassable boundaries, genuine walls that prevent connectivity between different parts. The resolution of these outages has become the most strategic project we can develop.

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Productivity

Living on the boundary between the city and the countryside. The city and the country have historically not had a very good connection. The city consumes all the land it needs, imposing laws and eliminating all the systems that used to be there.

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Recycling

Regenerating the city and the land. If we rethink the future of the city by proposing systems that definitively reverse the current models of unlimited extensive consumption of the territory and polluting mobility based on the private vehicle, we discover two fields of action with many possibilities: to promote urban regeneration and boost the project of the boundaries between the existing urban materials and the green infrastructure that we want to preserve.

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Cradle to cradle

Looking for solutions based on nature. Richard Rogers heralded in his book Cities for a Small Planet that sustainability would become the dominant philosophy of our time, and that cities, the human habitat, might once again become intertwined with the cycle of nature.

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Near zero emissions

Innovating to reduce. We developed the concept of “logical sustainability” to explain how we tested this out in each project, from the specific innovation necessary to the concrete solutions that could be useful to achieve this objective. And given our passion for agriculture, we decided to cultivate innovation.

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Self-sufficiency

Using small-scale ecological strategies. These strategies are a local response to global problems, actions that can be carried out in our nearby territory and that need to be the alternative to large energy production, water supply, waste accumulation or food production operations.

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Health & Wellness

Putting people at the centre. We must put people back at the centre of the debate on how we design the city, public spaces and buildings and how we adapt to the climate emergency and the problems derived from the pandemic and, ultimately, how we merge again with nature.

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