The Master Plan highlights one of the most important hydraulic infrastructures in Barcelona, the Rec Comtal, which supplied water to the city and irrigated its agricultural territory. The purpose of the document is to ensure the conservation of the Rec by means of heritage protection and to generate guidelines for the recovery of its playful and productive nature. The Plan is the structure to define a public space system based on a metropolitan path and also a microscale action tool, with small interventions in points currently degraded. To encourage collective memory and link the history of the city with leisure, we propose a renaturation, promoting natural and agricultural nature. We propose to enhance the productive activity functioning as a meeting place. These operations will be accompanied by archaeological interventions to recover some of the most significant points of the canal. The Master Plan ends up proposing 25 locations where to apply the above criteria to generate a discontinuous urban landscape linked by the historical path.
Rec Comtal master plan
Carles Enrich Studio
Carles Enrich Giménez
Team: Anna de Castro, Alberto Espinosa, Valeria Lovato, César Jiménez Archaeological research: ATICS (Marta Fàbregas) Bioarchaeological studies: Santi Riera Legal regulations: LegalBARCELONA (Almudena García) Sustainability: Cíclica (Elena Albareda), Aiguasòl (Alex Ivancic) Audiovisual Producer: Wasabi produccions