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March 10, 2014

The Glorias square area becomes the lungs of Barcelona

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The Glorias square area becomes the lungs of Barcelona

One of the central areas of Barcelona –  square Las Glorias – will reborn in 2018 and will be a large green park for pedestrians only. Such an architectural project submitted by residents of the city, won a recent competition for the building area, which in this moment is a complex transportation hub and serves as a transport interchange. Thus, the transformation of area will be from a gray ring in a green park, which will also serve as the “lungs” of Barcelona.

New Square Las Glorias , as seen in the photograph, submitted by the architectural firm UTE Agence Ter & Ana Coello de Llobet, conceived as a new green area of Barcelona, where will be built alshe o special ecological “nodes”. Thus, the new park will help to improve the environment of the city and will be the largest park area in Barcelona.

At the same time, the new space will be an unusual mixture of squares and parks designed for pedestrians and cyclists, which will be allocated to specific tracks. Inside the park there will be no cars, no asphalt. Las Glorias redevelopment also includes construction of a new underground tunnel, which will be designed especially to car traffic. The public transport will be placed in the southern zone of a huge green area .

In addition, the new project envisages the construction of a new viewing platform from which you can discover the cathedral of Sagrada Familia , Diagonal Avenue and even the nearby Torre Agbar .

The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, announced the winner of the competition for the best design of a new area of Las Glorias at the official press conference. The mayor also noted that due to this transformation the city will have a huge green space for the benefit of all residents and visitors of the Catalan capital.

The architectural project is accepted, and although to project realization in life still have to go through 4 years, the first important steps have already been taken . And preliminary construction work on the area of Las Glorias has already begun, which means that very soon residents and guests will enjoy the new Barcelona large green park.

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