This park in Pla de Sant Joan has a Mediterranean landscape, which is usually dry and has a highly varied landscape of plants: sclerophyllous woodland, pine forests, maquis shrubland, garigues, etc. This area contains plenty of archaeological and architectural features: dry stone huts for tools, the Romanesque chapel of Sant Joan del Pla, and dry stone walls. Although they are not listed as architectural heritage items, the dry stone walls are outstanding due to their size and their integration into the landscape. The project, which was extremely environmentally friendly, consisted of: – Cleaning the forest to emphasize and highlight exemplary trees and shrubs that are currently subject to invasion from other species. – Providing meeting and rest areas, taking advantage of the shade of a tree, or major views. – Laying out the paths providing access to the Park, using the solid earth technique, with the existing terrain. – The recovery of the dry stone walls, to enhance the space that these elements have created in the forest.
Ermita del Pla de Sant Joan park
AMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Area)
Xavier Nogués de Haro
Surface area sqm
La Palma de Cervelló, Barcelona
Team AMB: Cristina Sáez (architect), Joan Roca (públic works engineer), Jordi Bardolet (agricultural engineer), Olga Salve (architecture student), Mina Sanatgar (architecture student).
María José Reyes