100 VERSIÓ 2.0
Studies to examine the viability of dividing a Family House into five apartments with common spaces and services.
The main goal of the research and proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of the project to ensure a new long life to the owners.
URBAN PROPOSAL FOR THE CITY- PORT INTERFACE
The Barcelona City-Port interface is under continue transformation. The limit between the urban port and the industrial logistic area is under movement and is being continually displaced south, opposite to urban positions, in search for areas where to minimize conflict between urban and port activities. At the same time, physically constrained the city of Barcelona is in search for space to provide houses to new comers.
This proposal link port and urban interest through the creation of a continue slab that facilities logistic activities under while permits urban activities above, provide space to enlarge today’s straitjacketed transport infrastructures and solve the link between the city and the bigger park in town, Montjuïc.
1000 Versió 2.0
BARCELONA: SMART SALTY SPICY
Surface: 7500 m2
Collaborators: Sònia Lamesa,
Teresa Milián & Carla Lladó
Location: Port of Barcelona, Spain
Architects: Carlota Casanova, Daniel Lorenzo
Mamen Domingo, Ernest Ferrè,
A TREE AND A SHELTER
Location: Unitat Predepartamental d’Arquitectura,
ETSA Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Professors: J. M. Toldrà; J. Farreny; D. Lorenzo; F. Cifuentes; R. Miralles
LAND VALUES AND LAND CONVERSION IN CITY PORT INTERFACES: THE CASE OF TARRAGONA
City-Port interfaces are administrative and physical limits, which are in a continuous process of conversion. Interests and power capacity emerge from both sides of the border on the definition of the fringe and the land transformation process towards new uses. The Port of Tarragona, among the five biggest Spanish ports by total cargo (Puertos del Estado, 2015) is in a comfortable market and administrative position. Its surface, trading capacity and finance turnover provides the Port with a privileged scenario to negotiate with its urban counterpart.
Unlike Barcelona, the urban demand for taking possession of the waterfront does not represent an apparent risk for port operations in the interface. The absence of urban natural boundaries inland, the limited urban scale (Tarragona, 135,954 inhabitants. in 2012) and the low urban density (2.316,60 inhabitants per km² in 2012) are relevant factors that could determine the low real estate prices along the city-port fringe (IDESCAT, 2012). Contrary to what could be expected, land prices within the Port of Tarragona urban part are not higher within the maritime domains. Unlike its biggest competitor, the Port of Barcelona, this fact is foreseen as the main cause of delaying historical urban waterfront plans.
This study aims to analyze the process of land conversions to urban uses along the Tarragona city-port interface through the study of land prices. By withstanding land values from administrative landscapes, market forces and dynamics emerge to emphasize hidden interests. Focusing on the recent period of port and urban growth (1982-2014) the sequence of land transformation will be evaluated. Emphasis is placed on finding the stage when land conversions take place, providing valuable information to urban and port boards about the management and improvement of declining, segregated urban areas and inoperative port zones. The goal is to improve their condition by enhancing common trust and collaboration among the multiple stakeholders involved.
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in International Conference on Regional Science
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Authors: Daniel Lorenzo ,Josep-Maria Arauzo Carod, Ernest Ferrè
Department: Unitat Predepartamental d’Arquitectura
CREIP-QURE, Department of Economics
University: Universitat Rovira i Virgili