If the park has a scale comparable to the grand gardens of Barcelona its design and situation obliges it to increase in scale because of its connection with la Avinguda Diagonal, Carrer Taulat and above all, to direct connection with the beach… it is a large park which stretches out forwards the adjacent avenues…its design favours an interaction with the city It is ordered by following a series of paths which, similar to the branches of a tree, which spread out in all directions…
A type of Rambla, a main throroughfase, connects La Diagonal directly to the nearby beach, crossing the Litoral ring by means of a pedestrian bridge, and it transforms itself into a series of recreational tracks: for strolling, skating, cycling… etc… walking… a large area of water in which there are various fountains, the leap of water and the vegetation on its edges oxygenates the water.
A recreational place, small boats, water games… the presence of the water characterises the vegetation of the zone… and the vegetation spreads following the character of shores near the sea and the lake, growing taller and denser until it reaches the adjacent streets. Small places on the edges of the park. Places where a series of large ceramic vases join with the existing vegetation, similar to the garden of a house…benches, pérgolas, tiled floors…
Large window boxes are coated with various types of ceramic stoneware pieces. On the one hand, a coloured series of elements with both volume and irregular geometry is used, which are moulded by pressing plastic and decorated using a serigraphic technique following a non-uniform pattern. They are manufactured in two models and five different sizes each, providing a tremendous variety of formats, coupled with multiple laying patterns, which allows a huge diversity of forms. On the other hand, small fragments of flat pieces of glazed stoneware in white complete the existing gaps between the volume elements using the trencadís technique.
Oscar Tusquets, Xavier Sust (Urban planning)
Edaw London (Landscape)
José Mª Velasco, Europroject Consultores Asociados (Structural engineering, Installations)
Llull Street, 350, 08019 Barcelona, Spain