‘jardins de la rambla de sants’ is an elevated 20,000 square meter park that opened earlier this year in barcelonarather than similar designs in new york or paris, barcelona’s elevated ‘rambla’ does not take the place of the rail line, but instead hides it with an extruded box that contains over 160 trees and 85,000 plants and shrubs organized into different gardens.

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the elevated park opened earlier this year in barcelona
image by adrià goula (also main image)

 

 

visitors enter the park at plaza de sants, where the scheme starts to slope upwards, offering elevated views across the city. the promenade, which measures a total of 760 meters, has been designed by architects sergi godia and ana molino and hosts a range of different public amenities. completed after a decade of development, the park is situated on a raised structure that covers existing railway lines below.

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at certain points, the structure soars 12 meters above street level
image by adrià goula

 

 

a structural system of beams infilled with glazing supports the park, while allowing pedestrians at ground level views of the passing trains. at certain points, the structure soars 12 meters above street level. over 650 meters of climbing plants have already started to ascend the concrete structure, blending the natural aspects of the scheme with the built environment.

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the park measures a total of 20,000 square meters
image by adrià goula

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the promenade is 760 meters in length
image by adrià goula

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the project has been designed by architects sergi godia and ana molino
image by adrià goula

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the park contains over 160 trees and 85,000 plants and shrubs
image by adrià goula

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the scheme offers elevated views across the city
image by adrià goula

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over 650 meters of climbing plants have already started to ascend the concrete structure
image by adrià goula

 

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a range of different public amenities are provided
image by adrià goula

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the park is situated on a raised structure that covers existing railway lines below
image by adrià goula

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the landscaping includes areas of public shelter
image by adrià goula

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