Getting profit from the new entrance
Site Location Can Molins. Sant Climent de Llobregat, Barcelona
Project Scales L - urban + architecture
Site Family CREATING PROXIMITIES - Third spaces in-between
Post-competition phase Project for part of the elements resulting from the final plan. Public space, housing, etc.
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
Sant Climent’s industrial zone is located in the study area, alongside the project site. Although it is still active, the crisis as a whole, but particularly the crisis in the textile industry, has caused a degradation of its buildings and associated facilities.
The current planning guidelines enable new economic activities in this area on the basis of pre-existing sports uses in a section of the proposed site. The obsolescence of the existing sports facilities, now unused, and the town’s privileged location in the Baix Llobregat district —near the sea and close to high-density residential areas— make it quite feasible to propose new sports and leisure-related activities which may act as a driving force for the local productive economy.
Another aim of the proposed land development is to redirect traffic away from the industrial area, currently the entrance point to the city. This would solve some of the traffic problems currently generated in the economic zone, improve the parking facilities, accessibility and image of the sector, and have side benefits for good governance.