Batlle i Roig Arquitectes (Enric Batlle i Joan Roig)
Xavier Ramoneda, Iván Sánchez, Mario Suñer (arquitectes); Typsa-Tecnoma (enginyeria)
2007 - 2015
2008 - 2016
AMB-Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, Ajuntament de Sant Boi de Llobregat, Ajuntament de Sant Vicenç dels Horts
154 Ha (6 km)
Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Sant Joan Despí, Cornellà, El Prat de Llobregat (Catalunya)
The comission called for environmental recovery actions to use the river as ecological infrastructure for the city: slowing down the water’s course, removing waste and invasive vegetation and replanting native vegetation. The Llobregat River became the western backbone of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
The intervention was complemented by the creation of two longitudinal paths, one on each side of the river, and cross connections linking the intervention to the adjoining towns, dense and lacking in green spaces, were built with a minimal budget.
The project represents a change in sensibility that has restored the qualities of the river and surrounding land as a natural area, creating a large metropolitan garden suited to a wide range of public and social uses and connecting six towns, giving them access to the sea.