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Top view of the built elements that are inserted into the urban space of the square
Helio Piñon and Albert Viaplana
Sants station. Barcelona, Spain. 1983

A design that would fortune late 80 and open the way to a whole new generation of abstract urban spaces and where the natural vegetation is absent.
The proposal for the redevelopment of the square start from the incontrovertible fact that all his supposed underground was occupied by underground train station of the same name. Because of this, the authors establish a novel conceptual design strategy would rely on symbolic rhetorical language next to the art movements of Minimalism and Land Art. Language that includes the production of undulating and broken stone hard surfaces punctuated by formal elements generated metallic materials such as pergolas Monumental, sculptural lighting, banks, sources, etc..
The Plaza de Sants accepts the uncertainty of its center and edges, by the presence of numerous discordant urban elements to generate a new spatial reintegration more in line with contemporary urban chaos. Provide a model for numerous urban interventions later becoming one of the favorite icons of the new urbanism of Barcelona in the early 90.

Urban perspective of the square boundary at the point of access to the building of the railway station.

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