Quaderns 2011 – 2016

D'arquitectura i urbanisme

Publicació del Col·legi d'arquitectes de Catalunya

Inhabited Infrastructures: Plaça de les Glòries, an Urban Centrality?


“In each of these spaces, isolated by urban thoroughfares, there exists a small world, a small city or elementary metropolis.”
—I. Cerdà, Teoría General de la Urbanización, 1867.

Francesc Magrinyà wrote on his article “Inhabited Infrastructures: Plaça de les Glòries, an Urban Centrality?” that the Glòries flyover and its evolution is a paradigmatic case in the design of centralities. Andhe added that to this day, it is a space of unconscious experimentation.

Following the recent competition to design the public space at Plaça de les Glòries Catalans and the public presentation of the ten proposals, we want to revisit this interesting article first published on Quaderns #261 “After the Party”

Plaça de les Glòries, una centralitat urbana? by Quaderns

/// More info: Les Gloriès
/// Public presentation of the ten proposals and round table organized by ArquinFAD, COAC and Cambra d’empreses de serveis professionals a la construcció. More info, here.
/// Header image, pic from the cover of Quaderns #261 “After the Party” [fragment]. Photomontage by Adrià Goula.

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