El Jardí de l’Horta Termal | The Thermal Garden
Marta Serra, Elena Albareda, Jordi Calbetó (eds.)

"Treballar la terra és conversar amb els morts, com llegir els clàssics."
—Emili Manzano

The project and the process described in this book promote a new model of public space for the 21st century based on the revalorisation of peri-urban thermal gardens. The new perception in the use of thermal water for irrigation and the experience of community empowerment allow the collective managing of resources, the physical space of the vegetable gardens and its infrastructures. The project proposes an original reuse of the surplus of thermal water from spas, by means of gravity to separate different qualities of water, thus allowing different uses. It also explores the recycling of organic material for food production, favouring a circular urban metabolism.

This project, located in Caldes de Montbui at Barcelona metropolitan area, has been awarded with the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016.

Co-published by dpr-barcelona and Diputació de Barcelona

Title: El Jardí de l’Horta Termal | The Thermal Garden
Editors: Marta Serra, Elena Albareda, Jordi Calbetó
Editorial Advise: César Reyes Nájera
Translations: Sarah Clark
Copy-editing: Daniel Lacasta Fitzsimmons
Design: dpr-barcelona, Claudia Mainardi
Illustrations: Claudia Mainardi, Camila Reyes.
Language: Catalan, English
Date: October 2019
Size: 14 x 21 cm
Pages: 166
ISBN dpr-barcelona: 978-84-949388-2-5
ISBN diba.cat: 978-84-9803-844-6

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