“16 Puertas” competition
Barcelona selects 112 teams for the “16 puertas de Collserola” project
The city of Barcelona has resolved the first phase of the “16 puertas de Collserola” project competition, in which they have selected 112 teams who will be in charge of thinking about how to organize and connect the park with the city.
The purpose of the project, driven by the Urban Habitat department, is to organize and connect the city and the natural park though 16 green corridors and facilities.
With this selection, the city has completed the first phase of the competition, in which 285 bidders have participated with 1,293 collaborators and 3,348 total proposals.
The success of the call for proposals and the high quality of those proposals has made the jury select seven teams for each contest, 40% of which have bid in multidisciplinary groups made up of architects, engineers, environmentalists, biologists and attorneys.
On the selected teams there are representatives of all generations of Catalan architects and professionals and twelve of them are made up of – completely or partially- foreign professionals from Chile, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Colombia, Portugal, France and Greece.
One of the first steps for the selected teams will be to speak with neighbors and community entities to hear their contributions in workshops that will take place on the 6 th , 9 th and 13 th of February.
A Strategic Project
With this ambitious project, the city plans to reorganize the surroundings of the park, connect it with the city and give more value to the natural resources of Collserola.
The integral action in the bordering neighborhoods will be finalized with the completion of the Paseo de las Aigues, which will mean the creation of a green corridor more than 20 kilometers in length.
The project aims to act on the mountain neighborhoods of the districts of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Horta-Guinardó, Gràcia, Nou Barris y Les Corts.