Life in Poblenou

Observing Spaces in Transition

Role: Field Research, Urban Design, Graphic Design
Team: Deniz Irem Akaltin, Jackson Chen, Wonjun Cho, Wonjun Cho, Ian Flock, Stephanie Grondin, Alejandro Guzman, Suzanne Faye King, Alexis Kinman, , Stephen McCausland, Emilia Oscilowivz, Halina Rachelson, Jean Roe, Jorge Soler Cruz, Karen Kang, Julia Zhu, Zaida Muxi, Jordi Honey-Roses
Partners: UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, ETSAB International, Taula Eix Pere IV, Col.lectiu Punt 6
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: Summer 2019

This research was design and implemented by a team of 16 students and two faculty members from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and the Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). We observed public life in four locations of the Poblenou neighbourhood, and collected data including: pedestrian flow, stationary behaviour, social cohesion indicators and public space indicators. Each team of students then proposed design interventions for the specific area. Alongside Ian Flock, Stephen McCausland and Julia Zhu, we studied La Rambla, the “pulse of Poblenou”.

Read the report here.

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