7 Portes // Barcelona, ES // 2013
The brief for this open international competition was to re-imagine large areas of public landscape and urban
infrastructure in Barcelona. Our conceptual proposal introduces a new type of productive landscape that creates
new routes through the city and aims to address the lack of clean water for irrigation of the large parks and green areas. Among them Park Guell, which sits at the southern edge of the competition site. As a modern reinterpretation of
the classical Roman aqueducts that were used to transport water into the cities, the proposed infrastructure includes
processes of cleansing grey water from the surrounding residential areas through a series of pools with specially
selected plants that naturally purifies the water. The project was developed in collaboration with MiAS
Arquitectes and Martha Schwartz Partners.