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Urban strategies for San Francisco neighborhood​

Urban strategies for San Francisco neighborhood Previous Next The neighborhood of San Francisco, in the municipality of Villena, is a residential area developed during the 60s by the Francoist Ministry of Housing. Over the years has been subjected to a process of constant degradation that has ended to generate a

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From an abandoned football field to a new community park

Turning the football field of Montornes Nord into a community park Anterior Següent The renewal and revitalisation of the abandoned football field of Montornes Nord, a place full of memories for the neighbours, aims to implement a sustainable urban strategy and bring new life to a degraded urban area, according

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Restructuring the Plaça Joan Ragué i Camps

Restructuring the Plaça Joan Ragué i Camps Anterior Següent The restructure of the Joan Rague I Camps square and its surroundings implemented a sustainable urban strategy that prioritizes people over cars and improved the quality of the public space, according to the needs and ideas of its residents. The project

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Qualitative analysis of Sants-Hostafrancs public realm

Study of Sants-Hostafrancs public realm Anterior Següent For the redaction of Uses Plan for the Sants-Hostafrancs triangle, *estel has executed a complementary territorial and social investigation in order to give arguments for the decision making. This research is part of the “Uses Plan Participatory process and Commercial Dynamization Plan” carried

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Transforming the old factory SATI into a community hub

Transforming the old factory SATI into a community hub Anterior Següent This project for the re-use of the abandoned industrial building SATI, overseen by the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Alpens town hall, encouraged participatory methodologies and social integration. The project is related to a building that has been part

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Confluence in Valencia’s Central Market

Confluence in Valencia’s Central Market Anterior Següent The proposal Confluència was the winner of the competition organized by the Generalitat Valenciana in order to remodel Bruges square and other public spaces around the Central Market of the city of Valencia. The project, led by the architects Elisabet Quintana and Blanca

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¡Pónle Guinda!

¡Pónle Guinda! Anterior Següent ¡Pónle Guinda! was a process of citizen and administrative cooperation in order to carry out a participatory diagnosis and agree on proposals for the transformation of the public space in an area of ​ Guindalera neighborhood (Madrid), popularly known as Guindalera Vieja. The work process in

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Naves do Metrosidero

Naves do Metrosidero Anterior Següent Naves do Metrosidero is a recently renovated municipal facility of A Coruña City Council. The intention of the Council of Participation and Democratic Innovation was to turn it into a resource for young people from all over the city, and to decide in a participative

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Rescuing the Rambles of Barcelona

Rescuing the Rambles of Barcelona Anterior Següent Les Rambles’ cooperative process was a proposal of the kmZero team that won the International Competition convened by the Barcelona City Council in 2017 so as to revitalize and remodel the Rambla de Barcelona. The aim is to return to the citizenry one

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Gender-based urban planning handbook

Gender-based urban planning handbook Anterior Següent Gender-Based Urban Planning Handbook is a tool to be used in order to put in the center people`s daily life and promote an inclusive urban model that can incorporate gender diversity, age or origin, in favor of building a safe and without barriers equitable

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Joan Miró square

Joan Miró square Anterior Següent The criteria that lead to the definition of the square are the result of a close collaborative work carried out by the Estel* team with the municipal personnel and politicians, the neighborhood residents and the entities, and the city’s associations. It is, in fact, the

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Temporary activation of urban voids​

Temporary activation of urban voids Anterior Següent The crisis caused a slowdown in the usual way to “produce” the physical space of the cities, creating an area with voids waiting to develop (in the broadest sense of the word, not just referring to urban development). Given these circumstances, it became

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The Pine’s plaza

The Pine’s Plaza Previous Next The project for the reformation of the square (plaça) del Pi at Benifairo de la Valldigna incorporated since the beginning the inhabitants, especially children. The square holds an important part at the village’s entrance, creating a “bridge” between nursery and primary school and hosting el

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Plaza Lluís Companys

Plaza Lluís Companys Anterior Següent The square (plaza) Lluís Companys and its surroundings are part of the interstitial spaces network of the multifamily housing blocks of Montornès Nord neighborhood, a residential area that dates from the ’60s. The project takes place in an area currently occupied by a car park,

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Rethinking public space from a youth perspective ​

Rethinking public space from a youth perspective Anterior Següent The participatory process “Youth and Public Space” is framed within the context of the PAM (Municipal Action Plan) of the city council of Barcelona, ​​from which are defined the strategic lines that must be applied in the policies promoted by the

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Participatory process for the land use masterplan of Sentmenat

Participatory process for the land use masterplan of Sentmenat Anterior Següent The participatory process for Santmenat’s POUM (Land Use Plan) was developed in parallel with the redaction of the urban planning document, with the aim to enrich it and help with the validation of the made decisions. The project addresses

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Revitalising Montornès Nord neighborhood

Revitalising Montornès Nord neighborhood Anterior Següent Pla de Barris in 2010, carried out in Montornès Nord a diagnosis of public spaces system identifying those who needed an improvement intervention; the “Pergola” square and the street “Llibertat”. In addition to these, the neighbors reclaimed the improvement of two more spaces; the

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Plaza Maresme

Plaza Maresme Anterior Següent The project approaches the Maresme Square (Plaça Maresme) and its surroundings with an integrated way through a complex project that goes from collaborative diagnosis to executive re-design project and site management. The project was a municipal initiative to embrace the social dynamics that were already taking

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Integral action plan for the public spaces of Olesa

Integral action plan for the public spaces of Olesa Anterior Següent The municipal will to promote local employment has been the approach´s basis of this project, which has begun with a first analysis of the municipality’s public spaces network. The diagnosis of the identified public spaces has been carried out

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