The green axes in Barcelona awarded by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans



We are very happy for the recognition of the Premi Catalunya d'Urbanisme Manuel de Solà-Morales!

The 14th Premi Catalunta d'Urbanisme Manel de Solà-Morales jury recognises the Green Axes (Superilla) in Barcelona and the Special Urban Plan for the implementation conditions for a wind farm in La Jonquera. You can read the full article here

The jury has considered awarding this prize ex aequo due to the diversity of the form, context and strategies of approach to the city and the territory of the two projects best considered during the deliberation. The jury wishes to recognize the transformative capacity of a central urban area based on a strategy of intervention on the road system, at different scales, considering the effects on the social, environmental and economic vectors of the city of Barcelona. Likewise, the jury particularly values the exercise of integrating into the urban land regulation the conditions for an adequate integration and local implementation of wind farms.

Both works address, from a public action perspective, aspects subject to intense public debate, not without controversy. On the contrary, both works, with the obvious differences in scale and approaches, highlight and decisively address the need to assume physical transformations of space in order to achieve the objectives of decarbonization and improvement of the quality of life, starting from a local scale but with a vocation of application to other scales.

The award ceremony will be held on April 23rd at 5pm at the IEC headquarters, carrer del Carme 47.