|Place: Barcelona (ES)
Space: Abandoned building
Public actors: City of Barcelona
Private actors: Recuperem Can Batllò, La Col Arquitectura, citizens
In 1976 the General Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona defined that Can Batllò, an old industrial complex, would become a green areas with facilities for public use. In June 2011 the group “Can Batllò es pel barrì” occupied one of the building of the complex, Bloc 11, obtaining the authorisation from the City Hall to use it as public space. Everyone can contribute to this participatory process contacting the neighbourhoods or the group Recuperem Can Batllò; the project guide lines are the restoration of the blocs, the use of urban agricolture, the creation of a public park, and first of all the maintenance of the public layout for all the complex. LaCol Arquitectura got involved in 2009 giving a technical and professional contribute to the restoration of Bloc 11; they design a library, an auditorium, a coffeebar and the vertical connection.