Urban Landscape

Renaturization of a compact city

Surrounded by the hills of Collserola, the Mediterranean Sea and the two rivers Besòs and Llobregat, Barcelona is limited in its spatial development and characterized by an exceptionally high density.

Against this scenario, urban landscape design proves even more crucial for community health. While urban green space and recreational areas are increasingly viewed as essential, their creation within the consolidated city fabric poses a challenge and requires new approaches.

Discover Barcelona’s heterogeneous urban landscape through a series of hybrid urban spaces with intertwining functions

The superposition and skillful interweaving of large-scale urban infrastructures with public spaces form the basis of numerous projects, which convince through their high level of urbanity and spatial quality and act as an extended patio for the city’s inhabitants.

In this tour, we take a look at complex interventions that have reshaped Barcelona’s citycape in recent years by integrating both hard and soft infrastructures.

    Who will be guiding you around Barcelona’s most innovative urban landscape projects?

    A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

    • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
    • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
    • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.

    Selection of projects included in the tour

    Rambla de Brasil | Jordi Henrich + OlgaTarrasó
    Corredor Ferroviari i Jardins de la Rambla de Sants | Sergi Godia + Ana Molino
    Esplanada del Fòrum | José Antonio Martínez Lapeña + Elías Torres

    Duration: Half-day tour

    Transport: Private bus

    Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

    Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

    Max participants: 25 pax/group