ENRIC BATLLE + MARINA CERVERA + MAR PÈREZ
WU HUANG + ALEJANDRA LIÉBANA + LI YUAN +JAVIER ZALDÍVAR
At the Winterschool, students and academics from two universities work together on contemporary landscape architectural projects of International relevance. MIND THE GAP was the first Winterschool organised by the Polytechnical University of Catalonia with the Harbin Institute of Technology of China . From this successful experience arose the idea of a joint curriculum for the programme a partner institution will take place.
The topic of the worshop Mind the Gap was:
The heart of Barcelona has been transformed through “small scale masterplans” ever since the seventies. This urban microacupuncture has been mainly focused on the gaps. The goal of these empty spaces, wether if they were existing or new, was to renew the old city providing cultural services, new pedestrian axes and overall a new structure of empty spaces with meeting places for the Neighborhood and oxygen for the old town. The current international workshop’s aim is to focus on the empty spaces in order to reinforce
the synergies of the district whilst giving answer to its physical, social and cultural needs. The workshop’s result should enhance the old town through its urban voids, kicking off by the existing gaps analyses and ending up with a new strategy of its reconsideration as system: in networks, clusters or intangible connections.
Thus, mind the gaps