International Restricted Planning Competition.
Rejecting an isotropic extension of the existing urban tissue, the main idea of the project was to keep as much surface free of buildings as possible, gaining enough space for designing a big urban park that would connect the old city with the new one. The strategic value of the meta-idea is clearly understood by the Consortium and summed up in the motivations used by the jury for declaring “Central Prat” the winning proposal:
“Central Prat” is declared winner because it presents the best equilibrium in the combined solution of all tasks required and because it is a great idea for starting a very good project. The proposal has a theoretical and design approach that allows solutions at the territorial scale of the site both for the systems that relate together and the image that it generates, producing a project that will be a point of reference in the Llobregat delta. It is a proposal that brings new value to the site, because it has a good symbolic and synthesizing capacity in considering a territory where the water, the river and the quality of soil
are unavoidable protagonists and identity symbols. Moreover, the choice to designate the park’s collective space as the central element at the municipal and metropolitan scales is considered appropriate, while also adding value as a differentiating element by its shaping and scale with a nod to the scale of the city.
The proposal works out a good development of the town model and produces an appropriate analysis of its sustainability, motivating convincingly the strategic options for the localization of built and green sectors.