Within the framework of the naturalization actions being carried by Barcelona, the one better known as “superilla”, ESTEYCO wins the tenders for the Green Corridor project in Carrer Pi I Margall, at Gràcia´s District and the Green Exis in Carrer Girona, in the heart of Barcelona´s Eizample. Currently, both actions are being carried out and progressing at a good pace, under ESTEYCO´s supervision as the project author.
Pi I Margall, which until now has a 30 meters wide street, parking spaces with batteries and underutilized in the sense in which it was conceived, will become a green corridor, semi-pedestrianized and with access to private vehicles restricted to residents and merchants. The Project seeks a disruptive solution to the traditional concept of a longitudinally zoned street, creating spaces of variable width relationship by a subtle twist of its guidelines.
It has a total surface area of 26 Ha and an execution budget of approximately 14 million euros.
Girona, a traditional street in the Eixample, 20 meters wide, becomes a green axis, also semi-pedestrianized and with restricted traffic in the manner of the “superillas”. The proposal seeks to identify and integrate itself in such a characteristic pre-existence as the Eixample of Barcelona. During the works, elements of a patrimonial-cultural nature are found , which are finally integrated in the project, as a sign of identity and memory.
It has a total surface area of 17 Ha and an execution budget of approximately 8 million euros.
In order to guarantee the correct development of vegetation in both actions, the use of structural soil is studied and implemented, a sub-base that allows for the increase of useful soil necessary for root systems, regulates oxygen and moisture in the subsoil, while promoting a healthy subsurface landscape and compatible with the inherent requirements of an urban roadway.