Passeig Sant joan

Passeig Sant Joan is the renovation of a large sidewalk in Barcelona (Spain), completed along with Lola Domènech, Architect.

This project increases the water infiltration rate and by doing so improves the conditions of existing and future trees and shrubs. A mixed pavement of concrete and grass alongside masses of shrubs and trees allows water to infiltrate, creating an urban garden on both sides of the street. Benches, restaurant terraces and playgrounds are situated in this new gathering space protected from the street traffic by grouping of shrubs, while a canopy of trees provides pleasant shade and protection from the sun.