Today (at last!) the municipality of Barcelona delivered the trees that we had requested more than a month ago from Tres Pins municipal tree nursery. We have now two small olive trees, five laurel trees and a tiny magnolia. We got some more plastic crates as well!
We’ve been working on the prototype for the terraces, made with pallets, crates and gravel.Also, we carried some tests with pallets to get a better grasp of how much space will the urban farm take when it’s finished.
Thanks to the A.VV. Sagrada Familia, we were able to get these unused pallets from the construction works at the temple.
We’ll use them for the paths and terraces we have designed. Construction starts next week!
My name is Juan, I’m a young architect with knowledge and interests on sustainability, energy efficiency and other ways of practicing and understanding Architecture: light, temporary, community involved and environmentally responsible. I’m currently working on a bunch of different projects around Barcelona, related to Urban Farming, Permaculture and City Resilience, and I’ve been involved with the Can Roger project and ReFarm BCN for a few months already.
Can Roger is an association and a physical space located in Barcelona, at Carrer Roger de Flor 217, three city blocks away from Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Right now, we have an empty urban lot of 1776 square meters leased for three years by the municipality of Barcelona, via the Urban Voids program. ReFarm BCN (alongside six other entities from the neighborhood) is going to transform this empty lot into a blooming, dynamic, participatory and open space, with a social diner, an urban farm and art walls. (represented in the wonderful logo designed by Hernani)
Tomorrow we have a meeting and next week we’re going to start bringing materials to the site, we’ll keep you posted.