Interstitial spaces in olympic sites
Tutor / director / evaluatorGonzález Raventos, Aquiles; Bru Bistuer, Eduard; Domènech Rodríguez, Marta; Llobet Ribeiro, Xavier
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Since the beginning of the Olympic games, the main idea is the creation of a massive event for entertainment purposes and the attraction of people to different cities. Such decision involved many changes and modifications in the host city. For example, changes in infrastructure and the incorporation of several Olympic sites into the urban fabric, embracing several lines of communication and transport. As a result of these changes and the need for big sports infrastructures such as stadiums, pools, football fields and others. There is the necessity to look for a big site around the city to place all the buildings. Therefore, those buildings could be collocated in the untouched plot, producing a change in the topography and creating platforms as a result. The idea of platforms creates a difference of level, referring to the word fissure, that remaining part between platforms that it is often left ignored or untouched. As a result of this fissure, a new concept appears in Interstitial spaces. This term relates to relate to taking advantage of this condition in the topography. To add uses and program which can be complementary to huge scale building. To apply these concepts Barcelona was selected due to its Olympic city condition. Specifically, the Olympic ring site, whose location involves the mountain Montjuic where the topography has a pronounced level difference among platforms. In conclusion, the concept of interstitial spaces can be applied in these cases to answer their topographic conditions to help the communication between the city, the mountain, and the platform. Moreover to complement and add uses to some platforms. What’s more, to generate a site full of life and activities to avoid turning those sites, in years after the games, into a white elephant pf the city, without use and people.
MBArch - The Contemporary Project
SubjectsSports facilities -- Spain -- Barcelona -- 1992, Olympic Games (25th : 1992 : Barcelona, Spain), City planning -- Spain -- Barcelona, Instal·lacions esportives olímpiques -- Catalunya -- Barcelona -- 1992, Jocs Olímpics -- (25ns : -- 1992 : -- Barcelona, Catalunya), Urbanisme -- Catalunya -- Barcelona