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Igualada Industrial District


Igualada Industrial District

  • Date 2017
  • Client Igualada City Council
  • Location Igualada, Spain
  • Surface 150.000m2
  • Status International Competition - Second Prize

The project goes beyond a general and rigid master plan by concentrating on the proposal of small and sustainable intervention that can create an effective planning for the future of the city. The large-scale urban development re-designs this portion of the city preserving and emphasizing the existing river, green spaces and industrial atmosphere but also adding a cultural, commercial, residential layer that shall be connected to the city facilitating public access to the neighbourhood. Through small targeted interventions the projects want to connect and better utilise the river park, the industrial heritage and add new uses of services, offices, cultural, commercial and houses that will for a new fully functioning portion of the city. The design is focused on densfying where necessary and opening up new quality public spaces by working with the existing context and re-purposing it to maximise effect, cost and time. A new cultural, commercial and residential axis that passes through the unused industrial buildings is proposed as a sort of x-ray of the area. The identity of the neighbourhood is strong and it is what characterizes the area and the design does not want to deny past but rather re-organize and reuse it by proposing realistic, obtainable and concrete localized interventions.

01/37 - Igualada Industrial District