EditorInternational Forum on Urbanism Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Condicions d'accésAccés obert
In this article we explain the landscape and legal resources that characterized the GATCPAC Resting and Vacation
City (1931-38) of Barcelona – a never built project – with the aim of depicting a suitable model for other areas. This
model, named as “satellite leisure on linear natural reserves”, departs from the premise of placing those settlements
that are potentially aggressive to the landscape, such as tourist resorts, in protected zones. The model is specially
thought for interior and natural tourism. In the article we will explain the objectives of the GATCPAC project, its
characteristics and the relation between those characteristics and other contemporary urban models. After that, we
will find out which parameters are still useful for the actual landscape paradigm, drawing up an extrapolation to
the Catalan region.
CitacióSauquet Llonch, Roger Joan. "Satellite leisure in linear natural reserves", a planning model for tourism resorts: learnings from the GATCPAC Resting City. A: Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. "6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener". Barcelona: IFoU, 2012, p. 1-11.