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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #601
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Roca Barcelona Gallery / OAB

Architects: OAB
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Borja Ferrater, Lucia Ferrater, Carlos Ferrater
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Alejo Bagué

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Old September 17th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #602
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Barcelona: Life in a Connected City

The capital of Catalonia is continuing a centuries-old tradition of innovation with moves to develop a smart community model based on technology.



Wander the streets of Barcelona, Spain, and one of the most striking features you will observe is the legacy of centuries of innovation.

From the Roman ruins of the Gothic Quarter, through the Modernisme facade-studded grid of the Eixample, to the landmark buildings by architects such as Jean Nouvel or Sir Norman Foster, the Catalan capital carries the imprint of successive waves of new urban thinking.

Today, this history is a draw for the millions of tourists that make Barcelona the fourth most visited destination in Europe. But Spain's second-largest city is not resting on its laurels. It is forging ahead with plans to stay at the forefront of urban development, using information and communications technology as a motor for innovation.

In July, alongside Cisco and the French infrastructure giant GDF SUEZ, it announced the launch of the City Protocol, a cooperative framework among cities, industries, and institutions to address current and future urban challenges such as sustainability and quality of life.

The initiative followed the 2011 unveiling of a strategic pilot program aimed at advancing the city's vision for sustainable urban development, and plans to create a Smart City Campus in collaboration with Abertis, Agbar, Cisco, Schneider Electric, and Telefónica.

"Barcelona has always been a pioneer in the construction of its urban infrastructure," says Vicente Guallart, the city's chief architect and director of urban habitat, "and has always been a city that has looked to the future. In 1859, the Cerdà plan integrated what were then new transport technologies such as the train in its urban structure, along with ecological concepts in the organization of the city."

Like many other urban centers, the challenge Barcelona faces today, he says, "is to build on this existing structure and enable it to become more efficient, with greater added value. IT is an important medium for allowing us to add value to the city."

Guallart sees technology as critical in integrating and coordinating different services and increasing the resilience of the city, besides helping make the move from centralized to distributed systems in areas such as power generation.

"Some people would call this a smart city," he says. "For us, it is just part of our tradition to use the technologies within reach. In 20 years we will probably be talking about biotechnologies, and Barcelona will no doubt be using them, too."

What else will be happening in Barcelona in 20 years' time? Currently, the impact of IT on daily life is still quite subtle; to the casual observer, from a technology perspective there is little to distinguish the city from any other major European hub.

But behind the scenes, high-speed connectivity supports an important biomedical research cluster and MareNostrum, Spain's second most powerful supercomputer. IT is helping to bring greater efficiency to the city's transport system, including streamlining the bus route network and providing real-time arrival information at stops. And a dedicated technology district, [email protected], acts as an incubator for innovation-led companies such as Barcelona Media and EfiData.

Going forward, Guallart believes a pervasive, underlying technology infrastructure such as the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities architecture will enable real-time interactions not just between people and organizations but also between systems and devices.

This will be the key to the introduction of more responsive systems that will be at the heart, for example, of efficient traffic systems or distributed energy networks allowing citizens to generate part of the power they consume from solar panels on building rooftops.

These systems will one day bring about changes that will benefit everyone in Barcelona, and in other smart cities around the world.

"Imagine, for instance, that everyone tells the city where they want to go when they get in their cars, and the city tells them which is the best route," Guallart says.

"The city would create a real-time information system where you could tell where cars were headed to and where they need to be directed. It could even change the direction of some streets if everyone is heading out of town at the same time."

In the future, says Guallart, more efficient transport and green energy generation, coupled with the introduction of electric vehicles, will result in cleaner air and quieter streets.

City planners are also working to ensure communities can be productive at a local level, so most people will one day be able to walk to work and many goods and products will be manufactured within neighborhoods rather than being shipped in from afar.

Not all of this will flow directly from technology, of course. The Spanish legislation around distributed energy generation is unclear, for example, so in areas such as this, city planners will need to come up with smart regulations as well as using smart technologies.

"The arrival of information in cities should enable the creation of new laws and regulations that allow some things which may even be extralegal to be ordained," states Guallart. "It is also fundamental that the regulation is made to benefit people and not just organizations.

"This is where the civil society and the administration have to work hard in order to foster innovation as quickly as possible. We are working on it, not just on next-generation projects but also on the regulations that will make sure they can function efficiently."

The results of this work will be of interest. Not just to the citizens of Barcelona, but also to those of all the other cities around the world whose leaders aspire to a better urban model.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:33 PM   #603
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Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes

Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 3,448.71 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

On a lot of small size, as the standard for this type of center, one floor is organized in a “U” around the kindergarten playground, releasing the rest of the site for the primary playground.

In a first volume of ground floor, in continuity with the primary yard, lie the nursery and primary hallways and all support units of the school.

The classrooms are designed as a three-storey volume in which children’s classrooms, oriented south, have direct contact with its own patio with a porch and elementary classrooms located in first and second floor, which is accessed by a corridor oriented south, north facing light comes from.

A ceramic lattice acts as protection for passive solar south facing corridors giving access to primary classrooms. The faces of these parts most exposed to the sun-glazed surface have 2 ranges of 3 different colors each. The exposed faces west orientation combine a range of 3 color green “spring”, while those exposed in the east combine a range of 3 earthy colors “fall.”

The lattice functions at various scales, from the Ronda de Dalt the main facade of the school is very visible, and becomes a big announcement that is integrated into the landscape of large containers nearby industrial area, while underscoring the middle distance is three-dimensional geometry of the parts. From the inside is a double façade that controls the light and creates a play of light and shadow that changes over time.

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 12:48 AM   #604
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Gisa & FGC / OAB

Architects: OAB
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Carlos Ferrater, Núria Ayala
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Alejo Bagué


In one of the main entrances to Barcelona, integrated within the operation of covering over the FGC train tracks and the conversion of its former workshops, there appears a rectangular block resulting from the intersection of the urban weaves of the barrios of Sarriá and Tres Torres with Vía Augusta, thus generating a huge public space that will function as a hinge to resolve the height difference existing between the two barrios.

Emerging at the intersection of Vía Augusta with Calle Vergós and Calle Cardenal de Sentmenat is the group of buildings of the corporate headquarters of GISA and FGC, which notwithstanding the restrictiveness of the planning of the specific, pronounced volumetry stem from a work of urban integration, conferring on them a character typical of institutional buildings, a character at once emblematic, welcoming and functional.

The functional program of the two buildings is resolved by means of diaphanous floors giving onto the public space between them and of offices in the outer perimeters. The facade modulation is highly refined in order to give flexibility and versatility to the interior distribution.

A detailed plan with highly exacting constructional solutions resolves the exterior skin as a whole with a single module of extruded, anodized aluminum.

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PARC TECNOCAMPUS --- MATARO --- BARCELONA














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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #608
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Renders del Museo del Disseny (Dhub) del MBM Arquitectes




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Barcelona | Museo Hermitage (En estudio)





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Julia Tower / Pau Vidal + Sergi Pons + Ricard Galiana

Architects: Sergi Pons Architecte + Paul Vidal + Ricard Galiana
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula
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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #612
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Cool looking building. Will you be able to just wander up the tower? The views must be impressive.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #614
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amigos catalanes , necesito hacer unas preguntas sobre barcelona visto que pienso ir a esta ciudad a la universidad ESADE , quisiera preguntar sobre un departamento , costos

en que thread puedo preguntar ?

si por favor me envian un mensaje privado se los agradecere

gracias por todo y que tengan un bonito dia
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Catalonia has 7,535,000 inhabitants and attracts over 14 million visitors from around the world. It is, therefore, the ideal location for BCN World, which will be developed on 825 acres of land.
BCN World is located in Tarragona, less than 45 minutes from Barcelona. Located on the Costa Dorada, Tarragona is a city with pristine beaches, an ancient Roman city and a vibrant cultural scene that attracts people from around the world. It provides the perfect mix of old and new and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Port Aventura

The amusement park is located in the heart of BCN World and is the second largest in Europe. It is divided into different themed sections that transport visitors to Mexico, Polynesia and the Far West, among other areas, and offers live entertainment and a host of attractions for young and old.

It adds to its offer with over 2,000 hotel rooms in the park as well as the most modern convention centre in Spain.


AREA 1 - BCN DREAMS



This area will host six casinos where visitors can find the most luxurious and advanced facilities in the sector.
They combine gambling with a wide range of leisure, cultural and business facilities as well as over 12,000 hotel rooms.
There is also a large area for future expansion which will house more entertainment facilities.

AREA 2 - SMART CITIES



The multicultural facet makes this TRC unique.
It will include Smart Cities based on the cultures of China, Russia, the Middle East, Brazil and India. It will provide visitors from the said countries a familiar environment, with all the commercial, cultural and gastronomic offer of their hometowns. The Technological Institutes will be located In the Smart Cities.

AREA 3 - BEACH CLUB



Residents of and visitors to the Smart Cities will have access to an exclusive beach; an opportunity to enjoy a unique place in Europe.


WEB - http://www.bcnworld.com/en


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Barcelone is my favorite city. i hope will be there one day
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154 Rental Social Housing and Public Building for the Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura

Architects: ONL Arquitectura
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Collaborators: Llorenç Vallribera, Sílvia Ocaña, Martin Álvarez, Leonardo Fernández, Gianluca Giaccone
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 11,347,427
Promotor: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona
Area: 18,790 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone
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The University of Barcelona and the Hospital Clínic unveil a new biomedicine centre with more than 200 researchers



The IDIBAPS (Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) has opened a new research centre of 5,150 m2, in which more than 200 researchers split into 23 different research groups will be working. It will focus its research work on health issues with a large incidence among the population, namely oncology, neurosciences and cell therapies, along with infectious, respiratory, cardiovascular and renal diseases. The facility will concentrate the existing research groups, which are currently spread out in different locations. The new centre has been possible thanks to a donation by the private foundation CELLEX, sponsored by the Catalan chemical engineer Pere Mir. The new facility is located in the University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Medicine, which is integrated into the prestigious Hospital Clínic. The centre consolidates Catalonia, and in particular Barcelona, as one of Europe’s main biomedical poles, on the forefront of international research. During the unveiling ceremony, the Rector of the University of Barcelona (UB), Dídac Ramírez, stated that “if excellence is to be reached”, research centres “also need to be funded by private capital”, since the money allocated by public authorities “is not enough”.

The new centre will be called the Centre de Recerca Biomèdica CELLEX. It will have 5,150 m2 of laboratories and scientific and technological services, as well as annex spaces, distributed over five stories. The centre is located within the building of the Faculty of Medicine of the UB, in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, occupying a space that has not been used in recent years. The CELLEX Foundation has invested around €9 million to renovate and equip the laboratories. In addition, the IDIBAPS has put in another million euros to complete the purchase of scientific equipment. Part of the IDIBAPS money is from the European Union’s ERDF Fund, through the Catalan Government and the Instituto de Salud Carlos III.
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