The refurbishment of a wall in an urban neighborhood which is located in Barcelona, Spain, is completed designed by the Spanish architect David Bravo Salva. This dividing wall is precisely located in one of the new urban spaces of Barcelona: “Ramba Brazil”. Which has become in one of the most attractive city walks in Barcelona, this space is the result of the covering an urban highway which is called “ronda del mig”.
The location of this site has a high urban interest. It is needed the participation of the nude wall to complete the urban landscape. The wall itself turns into a spectator of the exception of the day-to-day life of the neighborhood. Its untidy presence is not accompanying on the harmony of the zone. It is creating a necessity of the designing something to integrated the wall into the urban environment. Which is organize the street like a lamps, benches and trees, the aim of the project is in one hand to continue the sequential logic of the urban elements, and on the other hand it is play with the texture changes which can be appreciated in the different ways depending on the angle it is viewed from and speed at which the observer interacts with the work.
By the architect, the project is tries to integrate chromatically with the materials of the environment. It is to be balanced with the urban space surrounding. A sequential of the wood strips is materializing all the ideas. It is creates a filter over the nude wall. Which are meant to suggest the ten constituent district of the city of Barcelona loosely arranged geographically, this filter has the irregular pattern of the three dimensional circular convex protrusion. In the ground level is appears the wall which transform itself here, and the look brick behind is appears to the dialog with the ground. To fusion with the sidewalk, it is turn itself into a grey color. As a result, the two different parts is created by this fact, the base and the body, one hard and grey and the other light and in wood, while one is related to the sidewalk and the other to the city.
Each of one has its own peculiarities but they work as one element, they have an urban function. This urban function, the “urban landscape” is in contrast to its basic materials (pine wood) and its standardized construction that offer a speed of erection that makes this an attractive approach for similar sites throughout the city.
Visit David Bravo Salva’s website – here.