City visits

Date: Friday 31 October Duration: Mornings 09.00-13.00 or Afternoons 15.00-19.00 Place: Barcelona

*Visits subject to a minimum number of participants. The COAC reserves the right to cancel an itinerary if an insufficient number of registrations is not reached.

Barcelona is a city with a great architectural tradition, visited and enjoyed by more than 7,500,000 people each year. The WSB14 Barcelona Conference wants to offer its attendees and companions the possibility of visiting this marvellous city from a different point of view: from the point of view of sustainability.

The COAC, Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, has designed a sustainable architecture itinerary in Barcelona for all those attending this Conference organised by GBCe (Green Building Council España), combining a tour on foot and one on the city’s tram.

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The first part of the itinerary will be focused on how to renovate historic architectural heritage using contemporary criteria. The facilities of the Pompeu Fabra University, in the Ciutadella neighbourhood, will be the main focal point of the visit. These buildings make use of sustainability criteria, reusing existing infrastructures and natural resources such as existing water deposits.

After that, we will move on to the “Las Glorias” area to visit the new sustainable architecture projects in the 22@ and Poblenou, where several criteria have been used: facility centralisation, heterogeneous mix of building uses, and innovative management of infrastructures and facilities.

The last part of the visit will be in the Forum, an example of how the city has adapted its urban space by incorporating large infrastructures. Sustainability criteria in this case are based on reconverting this service area of Barcelona into a singular public space. The itinerary will finish with a tour around the incinerator and water processing plants, located in the “district clima” network, the new system to manage energy resources.

Organised by: COAC – Catalonian Association of Architects Activity Organiser
Price: 36€
Deadline to make the reservation: October 29th.
Minimum 20 people - Maximum 25.
The City visit can be cancelled if don't reach de minimum of people required.
The City visit will not be cancelled despite rain.
Meeting Point: UPF - Doctor Turet Street on the corner of Ramon Trias Fargas Street.
5-10 minutes before the City Visit starts
How to get there: Metro Line 4 Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica
Tram Lines T4, T5 Wellington and Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica
Bus 10,14,41
Terms and conditions: Cancellations received before October 23rd will be refunded.
After this date not reimbursement will be made.
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