Central Park in Sant Pere de Ribes

dataAE: The project is structured through three main strategies: 1st. Focusing on boosting the high landscape value of the existing forest by reconfiguring its shape to be in contrast with the open-plan space of the central area. The created contrast between empty and full facilitates working on a particular situation system for every landscape. 2nd. Create a road system to allow urban connectivity at horizontal level, as well as covering the whole park at vertical level. These itineraries are complemented by a system of platform activities for every relevant purpose: children’s games, groups of benches to rest, sport facilities, coarse sand surface and dunes placed freely around the open space of the large central area. The highest area of the park includes a concave-shaped square with a fountain for children to interact with water, next to a theatre facing the emptiness of the park, which utilizes the existing topographic unevenness. 3rd. With regard to materials, the project is built almost entirely with a single element, a precast concrete product which holds multiple uses as pavement, containment, indicator or step for the park.

Name: Central Park in Sant Pere de Ribes
Location: Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona, Cataluña, España.
Landscape Architecture: dataAE + Claudi Aguiló Riu
DataAE: Claudi Aguiló Aran, Albert Domingo Ollé Claudi Aguiló Riu
Design: 2006
Completion: 2008
Technical assistance:
Design phase: Eulàlia Aran Corbella, Architecture technologist, Dina Alsawi Abboud, Agricultural engineer, Joan Llopart / Miquel Portell, hydraulic, Joan Gonzàlez i Gou, facilities
Construction: Instal·lacions Fuentes
Photography: Adrià Goula
Client: Partial Plan SUPP9 – City of Sant Pere de Ribes
Builder: Construcciones Roca-Gómez + Jardinería Rosich
Cost: 2.794.140, 45€
Area: 118.723 m2

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