INCLUSIVE CITY, RMIT Master of Urban Design
Studio led by Eva Prats, Ricardo Flores and Ian Nazareth, October 9th – December 18th 2020
> See a copy of the studio programme here.
The old neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona grew under the industrial revolution during the mid 19th Century. When production started disappearing from European cities around the last decades of the 20th Century, this neighbourhood, a former major industrial area, became the scenario for the testing of different possible urban futures.
The start of this process was the moment it hosted a brand new Athletes’ Village for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics that erased all the industrial pre-existences. The second step was a plan to convert the former polluting industry into clean-tech businesses in the early 21st Century.
The global crisis of 2007 stopped the sequence of transformations and froze a scene that survives until today. It is the image of a fragmented reality. This Studio will focus on the social and urban rehabilitation of a neglected area of Poblenou, nowadays occupied with illegal settlements, introducing a program of social housing with communal facilities as a catalyst to change this fragmented part of the city into an inclusive neighbourhood.
Alexandra Elizabeth Georgina Riley
Aishwarya Anand Khoth
Jean-Pierre Anthony Cedric Grenade
Khushbu Laljibhai Sanghani
Sarah Amy Martinussen