Other Glòries

Proposal for the Renaturalization of Barcelona

Claudi Aguiló, Pere Buil, Emiliano López (eds.)

This is a conceptual and collective book. It is the result of the work carried by a group of young Catalan architects, that represent a particular shared sensitivity in a moment of change.

The book puts forward a series of thought-provoking ideas for a different way of intervening in the city, one that is sensitive to the dynamics of urban processes, based on a proposal submitted to the competition for the regeneration of Plaça de les Glòries in Barcelona and the process which led to this proposal. Although the resulting project is not what might have been expected in conventional public space planning, it is an honest reflection on Plaça de les Glòries, on Barcelona city, and on town planning as a system.

The ideas set out in this book make a case for the possibility of leisurely and evolving urban planning and management, in line with the challenges bequeathed us by a failed model of development based on growth as paradigm.

There are other Glories, but they are in this one.

Title: Other Glòries. Proposal for the Renaturalization of Barcelona

Editors: Claudi Aguiló, Pere Buil, Emiliano López (eds.)

Contributors: Manel Guàrdia, Núria Garcia, Daniel Jordi Bibiloni, Fabián López, Roser Vives, Maria Muñoz, Florian Schmidt.

Architecture studios: bosch.capdeferro arquitectures, Josep Bunyesc, Francisco Cifuentes, Data AE, Harquitectes, Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Núria Salvadó, David Sebastian, TEd’A, unparelld’arquitectes, vora.

Design: desescribir | Cibrán Rico y Suso Vázquez

Languages: English, Catalan

Translation: Clemen Talvy, Jessica Ludwig, Graham Thomson

Size: 17,5 x 26 cm

Date: April 2016

ISBN: 978-84-944873-0-9

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

Awards: Bronze Laus Award 2017 in the category of Graphic Design, Entire Book. It has also been finalist of the FAD Awards 2017 in the category of Critical Thinking.