Public Space Renewal of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles
David Closes

Public space renewal of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles old city centre.

David Closes Architects as Architects

The winner project of public space renovation of the historical centre of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles (Catalonia) was called WATERLINES in the ideas competition proposal. The project was based on the geometry of water lines: the reintroduction of irrigation ditches of the village's paper mills hydraulic network and the trace of pavement valleys. Furthermore, in the new pavement the reuse of the existing stone kerbs creates accumulations, like sediments, in front of the historical protected buildings of the town centre.

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David Closes

The proposed irrigation ditches finish in singular points of the urban fabric. In these points, the metal ditches proposed unfolds into a pond and into a metallic grating structure built for the growth of climbing plants. These grating structures take on different forms and functions: door-umbraculum, wall-pergola or railing-belvedere.

photo_credit David Closes
David Closes

The first phase of the works has focused on renovating the public space of the main street of the town centre, Carrer Major.

photo_credit David Closes
David Closes

Team:

Architects: David Closes and Àngels Mas

Industrial Engineer: Toni Vila 

Structures Consultants: Bernuz-Fernàndez arquitectes 

photo_credit David Closes
David Closes

Materials used:

Pavement: Manual Ceramic Bricks, Piera Ceràmica

Urban furniture: Corten Steel

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