Barceloneta at OPEN EXTRA
As part of the commemoration of 1714 tricentenary, organized by the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Open House offers 9 urban tours to understand the influence of these events on the urban and architectural development of the city.
Three areas, the most affected by the siege, will be covered: the Ciutadella, the district of Ribera and Barceloneta neighborhood. Each of these areas, called traces, will be analyzed by three tours that explore the origins before to 1714, the evolution over the last three centuries and the most recent transformations.
ArchiBikes collaborates with Open House Barcelona developing the tours dedicated to the Barceloneta summarized below.
The Barceloneta as a neighborhood of new creation, adaptation of a canonical urban model.
The objectives of this tour are to understand the geolgraphical formation of the lands where the neighborhood was implanted, to know the influence of the events of 1714 in the development of the area, the original project and the subsequent neighborhood adapted to the geographic, social and economic conditions. The tour is complemented by a visit to the Gas Natural tower, the General trade stores, the Barceloneta Market and the Sant Sebastià tower.
Housing development in the Barceloneta.
This tour starts from the explanation of the original house in the neighborhood project and its subsequent transformation to the type known as “casa de quart”, continues with the re-interpretation and adaptation of the original housing and ends with what you’d call “the same way of life in other models”. We’ll deepen in examples like the Institut Social de la Marina Housing in Passeig Joan de Borbon, the Social housing complex in the former infantry barracks and the Maquinista Housing.
The Barceloneta as overture of the city to the sea with the seafront reocovery.
The route along the coast of the Barceloneta seeks to explain how the city has gone from give back to the sea to integrate the waterfront in its tissue as a reference urban space, as well as understand the relationship of the neighborhood with the beach and finally as nowadays the waterfront is one of the main contact points to the rest of the city. The distinctive strategy performed in the area such as the incorporation of large public facilities in the seafront will be also highlighted. We’ll visit Sant Sebastià swimming pools, the Coast promenade, the Fountain of Carmen Amaya, the Sea Hospital and the Biomedical Research Park.