Ideas, strategies and projects that give rise to pilot projects. They tackle the challenges raised by the stakeholders involved and which are found in particular places in Barcelona or Medellín.
Barcelona Links features the endeavours and conclusions of 24 workshops held at the School of Architecture. The task was concentrated in seven major areas of urban discontinuity, a diagnosis was arrived at and alternatives produced that revealed previously unidentified opportunities for improvement and development. The issue of links is a vital and pressing issue in metropolitan Barcelona because our territory, despite being a rich, diverse and powerful mosaic, is also a piecemeal assortment of barriers. A new political awareness will have to emerge sooner or later to enable a solution to these barriers to be formulated with exactitude, legitimacy and a successful outcome.
The 26th Habitácola Awards are promoted by ArquinFAD and focus on unfinished architectural structures, most of them built during the property bubble. The projects generate a new approach to housing and give new meanings to these spaces and their environs so that they can be reintegrated into flows of people, information and goods
Casa Vida is a shelter for children and teenagers who have been subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation. Its aims are to ensure that their rights and those of their families are restored over the course of various phases (shelter, long-term residence, empowerment, independence and follow-up) and to facilitate a process of integrated interaction that will enable them to join society thanks to a range of strategies and programmes implemented by educators, mediators and other professionals.
The Barcelona neighbourhood of Torre Baró is characterised by its mono-functionality and lack of amenities, public services and shops. #MeFlipaTorreBaro (#I’mCrazyAboutTorreBaro) is a project designed to strengthen the neighbourhood’s socio-economic diversity by identifying its social and spatial values in order to make regeneration possible.