Juan

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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. Currently working on a bunch of different projects around Barcelona, related to Urban Farming, Permaculture and City Resilience.

The young trees are here!

Can Roger_2014.01.8_03Today (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.Can Roger_2014.01.8_02Also, we carried some tests with pallets to get a better grasp of how much space will the urban farm take when it’s finished.Can Roger_2014.01.8_01

First construction workday at Can Roger

Can Roger_13.12.17_01Yesterday we finally broke ground in Can Roger, after months of delays and bureaucratic permits.

Olga, Pere and Hernani came down from Tarragona armed with shovels and hoes, and we started redistributing more than 10 m3 of soil that the municipality of Barcelona had left us in the lot as a (backbreaking) present.Can Roger_13.12.17_02Can Roger_13.12.17_03We used some of the soil to level the area where the first phase of the urban farm will go, and we started laying the pallets properly spaced on the ground.Can Roger_13.12.17_04Just before lunch, we received a shipment of flower bulbs plastic crates, which will become the base of our growing containers.Can Roger_13.12.17_05The urban farm in Can Roger is starting to take shape!Can Roger_13.12.17_06

Can Roger + Juan’s Introduction

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Hello everybody!

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.