Square in Barcelona

Barcelona | 1st prize competition 2022 | Superblock masterplan

The design of the new square, in the cross between Consell de Cent and Comte Borrell, is intended as an urban platform to accommodate the active use of the weekly Sunday market and the celebration of neighbourhood festivities. The design is approached in a radial and systematic way: a large natural stone platform houses 8 jacaranda trees at its heart, which generate a wide central canopy and rest area. In contrast to the center, the perimeter ring of existing trees is reinforced in majority by shrubs and more small trees. The outside seating areas of the bars are located in this area. Between the centre and this green perimeter there are road traffic flows. All stormwater drainage is produced by bio-retention, favoring the growth of greenery to allow more shade, thus reducing the heat island effect in the center of the city.

subsoil section

facilities plan



Program: public space | Surface: 2.400 m2 | Partner: Clara Solà-Morales Studio | Client: BIMSA


Design team: Albert Casas, Frederic Villagrasa, Clara Solà-Morales, Mar Ruiz, Albert Nogueres

Quantity Surveyor: Ardevols enginyers | Engineering: M7 enginyers | Contractor: OHLA

Project Manager: Master plan i TPFIingenieria | Visuals: RAWRAW



Published in: El Nacional | El País | Betevé | 3cat | Afasia | La Razón | Spanish Architects | xm2news

Construible | Barcelona Architecture Walks | 20minutos | La Razón | Competition Online

Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales | Barcelona Metròpolis


Awards: Ex aequo, 14th urbanism award Premi Catalunya Manuel de Solà Morales for

“Eixos Verds – Superilla Barcelona”.

subsoil section

facilities plan



Program: public space | Surface: 2.400 m2 | Partner: Clara Solà-Morales Studio | Client: BIMSA


Design team: Albert Casas, Frederic Villagrasa, Clara Solà-Morales, Mar Ruiz, Albert Nogueres

Quantity Surveyor: Ardevols enginyers | Engineering: M7 enginyers | Contractor: OHLA

Project Manager: Master plan i TPFIingenieria | Visuals: RAWRAW



Published in: El Nacional | El País | Betevé | 3cat | Afasia | La Razón | Spanish Architects | xm2news

Construible | Barcelona Architecture Walks | 20minutos | La Razón | Competition Online

Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales | Barcelona Metròpolis


Awards: Ex aequo, 14th urbanism award Premi Catalunya Manuel de Solà Morales for

“Eixos Verds – Superilla Barcelona”.

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