ParcCentralPark

ParcCentralPark

Place: Barcelona (Spain).
Date: 2004-2005.
Time: One year.
Space: Urban Void.
Cost: 0€.
Public actors: -.
Private actors: Citymine(d), Rotorr, Straddle3, citizens

Parc Central Park is the appropriation of a urban void in Poblenou, Barcelona, by the neighbourhood, artists and other people to highlight the need of public spaces. The action had place in 2004, cleaning and starting to build some facilities for the public park since the government lacked in making the space accessible. The concept of PCP is the self-construction of a park for the neighbourhoods; so they started setting up meeting and debates, expositions about local cultural heritage, an open air cinema, a garden. A commission made by artists, neighbours, planners and designers was created seeking to make alternative proposals for the future of the park against the speculation plans in those years. The Poblenou Central Park has been finally designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, and its building started in 2005.



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References:
http://www.rotorrr.org/parcentralpark/
http://www.citymined.org/projects/parccentralpark.php
http://nualart.cat/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2004-ParcCentralPark.pdf