LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION I
CARME RIBAS + JAVIER ZALDÍVAR
URBAN PUBLIC SPACE
Mediterranean cities like Barcelona, despite their high density, maintain a remarkable level of coexistence due to the capacity of common spaces to contain the diversity of uses arising from a population that is also increasingly heterogeneous.
In recent years, cities are entering a new paradigm based on sustainable mobility (walking, cycling or public transport), compared to the model of the twentieth century characterized by the private vehicle as a synonym of freedom and wellness. The new paradigm that is proposed allows the recovery of free space for citizens and a greater presence of green in streets and squares, thus promoting much more sustainable and healthy urban habitats.
Barcelona now tries to situate itself in this new scenario and begins to rethink traditional urban policies and to limit car traffic to free surfaces and spaces thus improving air quality.
The course will deal with the project of urban public space from this perspective and will work on a specific location in Barcelona where the reflections raised in class will become new proposals.