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Sant Climent de Llobregat 2019

Europan 15. Competition

  • Architect: Carles Enrich Studio
  • Collaborators: Cíclica (sustainability)
  • Client: INCASÒL
  • Surface: 9,10 ha
  • Renders: Carles Enrich Studio
  • Awards: First prize Europan 15

Over the last 60 years, Sant Climent has ceased to produce food. It currently has 92.57% of non-developable land, of which just 12.47% corresponds to farmland. With the aim of turning Sant Climent into a productive landscape, the project sets out to recover the terraced topography characteristic of the local economy that also gives the municipality its identity. It proposes felling the pine trees on the upper slopes, recovering the drystone walls that have been buried, and planting fruit trees. The new terraces will guarantee controlled water management with an increase in availability at the bottom to assist the revegetation of the riverbanks.

Reinforcing the territorial strategy, various interventions address Sant Climent’s need for sustainable growth: the occupation of empty dwellings in the urban fabric, the consolidation of the old town, and the implementation of guidelines for future growth. The new homes are multi-purpose infrastructures to support alternative uses that can be modified over time. We propose a slow traffic route and pedestrian preference through the town to connect the new facilities with the old centre. Sports and commercial uses are added to the intermediate spaces of the estates, and hiking trails are proposed throughout the area. Can Molins is converted into a motor of growth as a hotel/school of agriculture.