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Forum District

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? – 2002

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Park & Garden

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Carrer de Llull, 362X
08019 Barcelona
Spain

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Article last edited by Daniele on
June 15th, 2017

Diagonal Mar Park Change this

Barcelona, Spain
by Enric Miralles Change this
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The Parc de la Diagonal Mar is epitomizing the new Barcelona and is quite unlike any other city park. This ambitious contemporary work encapsulates Barcelona's desire to become a city at the forefront of originality and sustainable architecture. It is located in the new Forum Barcelona, on a disused factory site, this 14-hectare park is divided into seven large areas. Each area was designed to evoke different sensations. A large children's play area, a raised walkway over water, the lake with sculptures which spray out water, the curved tubular structures, the giant central plaza, etc, are clearly defined areas which are linked by a common element: water.

Water that flows through the raised tubular structure that spiders its way through the park. This moving line occasionally coils around suspended plant pots which are reminiscent of Gaudí's organic architecture. In addition to being the linking element of the jigsaw puzzle of the park, the tubes also convey groundwater which irrigates the gardens. A technological and decorative wonder which fits in with the sustainability criteria that formed the basis of the design of the Parc de Diagonal Mar, full of ecosystems and where nature is controlled by man.

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