Framing urban activity
Tutor / director / evaluatorFort Mir, Josep Maria
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This research focuses on the reflection about architecture as a frame for urban activities. In this context, the complexity and versatility of architectural elements are analysed, as they are placed in urban spaces to promote urban life. Throughout the last years in Barcelona, a process of renovation of the public markets has been carried out; the renovation of the L’Abacería Central Market in Gràcia is one of the pending projects and will be executed in 2018. Consequently, the market will be temporarily located in Passeig Sant Joan, a place that in addition to being a public space for leisure, recreation and circulation, is immersed in a consolidated urban fabric of the city. It is precisely this situation which is considered an opportunity to develop this work; involving the understanding of the context, the conceptualisation of the market as an activity, proposing to place in the Passeig Sant Joan a frame that performs as a open but defined space, without a specific program but able to contain a variety of activities according to the needs, including the market, which also inserts scale to the space and becomes a point of reference and encounter.
Qualificació obtinguda: 8 Màster universitari en Estudis Avançats en Arquitectura: Contemporary Project
SubjectsCity planning -- Spain -- Barcelona, Public spaces -- Spain -- Barcelona, Buildings, Temporary -- Spain -- Barcelona, Urbanisme -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Espais públics -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Construccions temporals -- Catalunya -- Barcelona