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Diagonal Mar Park
Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT)

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A Garden of a House
Text by Enric Miralles

If the park has a scale comparable to the grand gardens of Barcelona its design and situation obliges it to increase in scale because of its connection with La Avinguda Diagonal, Carrer Taulat and above all a direct connection with the beach, it is difficult to imagine scale is its best quality…

… It is a large park which stretches out forwards to the adjacent avenues.…Its design favours an interaction with the city.

It is ordered by following a series of paths which, similar to the branches of a tree, spread out in all directions…

A type of Rambla, a main throroughfase, connects La Diagonal directly to the nearby beach crossing the Litoral ring by means of a pedestrian bridge. and it transforms itself into a series of recreational tracks: To stroll, for skating, cycling… etc…

Walking…… A large area of water in which there are various fountains, the leap of water and the vegetation on its edges oxygenates the water.

A recreational place, small boats, water games…
The presence of the water characterises the vegetation of the zone…
And the vegetation spreads following the character of shores near the sea and the lake.

Growing taller and denser until it reaches the adjacent streets.

Small places on the edges of the park.

Places where a series of large ceramic vases join with the existing vegetation, similar to the garden of a house…benches, pérgolas, tiled floors….

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Site Plan

Facts about Diagonal Mar Park

Total area:

14 ha

Promotor:
Diagonal Mar/Hines

Architects:

Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue

Landscape Architects:

EMBT Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue
Edaw, London

Project Team:

Elena Rocchi
Lluis Cantallops
Fabiaán Asunción

Collaborators:
Mònica Batalla
Ezequiel Cattaneo
Roberto Sforza
Makoto Fukuda
Laura Valentini
Máximo Chizzola
Cristofer Hofler
Stefan Geenen
Michael Eichhorn
Stefan Eckert
Christine Himmler
Georg Mahnke
Wolfang Lukas Hainz
Jan Marko Grebe
Francesca Tata
Angelo Floros
Piercarlo Comacchio
Angelo Catania
Ulrike Stübner
Andrea Möller
Hirotaka Koizumi
Dani Rosselló
Makoto Fukuda
Kaori Sato
Adrian Versuere
Fabián Asuncion
Isabel Zaragoza
Andrea Möller
Ulrike
Isabelle Sambeth
Liliana Bonforte
Tobias Gottschalk
Luca Tonella
Jan Koettgen
Tobias Aus Der Beek
Charlotte Bojsen-Möller
Mónica Carrera Vazquez
Francesco Jacques- Dias
Sven Gosmann
Pierre Lauper
Adria Goula
Riccardo Alessandroni

Urban Planning Architects:

Oscar Tusquets
Xavier Sust
Engineers:
Europroject Consultores Asociados
José María Velasco (Engineer)

Constructor:

Benjumea

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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