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Cardona | Spring 2019

Gironella | Autumn 2018

Sabadell | Spring 2018

In the 2018 - 2019, the ETSAV Architecture's Master will be focused on Sabadell, specifically in the de Nostra Llar neighbourhood, Sant Oleguer. 

Nostra Llar is a neighbourhood composed by 334 single family houses built on the Sant Oleguer’s land owned by the industrialist Josep Garcia-Planas for his workers at that time in the Artextil industry.  Moreover, a church, two schools, one for boys and the other for girls, and the Artextil sports pavilion were built, although he gave part of his land to the town’s hall for the construction of the municipal sports stadium and the running track.

Three lines of work will structure the course. On one side the Artelix sport’s Center competition will be developed by the students. On the other one, alumni will work on the research for the different solutions to the variety of problems that the neighbourhood’s dwellings have. Finally, with a wider vision, there will be the projection of the solution for neighbourhood improvement with its previous analysis and the citizen’s collaboration.

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Sallent | Autumn 2017

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Sant Bartomeu del Grau | Autumn 2016

The town of Sant Bartomeu del Grau (SBG) is located in the limit between the Lluçanès and the Plana de Vic, occupies a surface of 34,4km2, forms part of the comarca d’Osona and has an approximate population of 900 inhabitants.

SBG housed the factory of the company “Hilado y Tejidos Puigneró S.A” that closed its doors in 2003 leaving an enormous (90.000 m2) industrial surface abandoned in the center of the village, in addition to social and economic repercussions (descent of the population, high rates of unemployment, and an important decrease of the economic activity).

On the other hand, the town has elements of great value as the natural environment and the architectural heritage (numerous farms disseminated on the territory and linked by a network of paths). Besides, the location of the town (high heights) permits that, from several points of the village, we can achieve wide and extensive panoramic views.

So we found ourselves with a village in a situation of duality: on the one hand they drag a crisis that has made the town turn into a “dormitory town” but on other hand we are talking about a village with a great territorial potential.

Alous | Spring 2016

The current field of study is know as the “Estany dels Alous” and “Can Cabassa”. It is almost entirely located in the municipality of Sant Cugat del Valles, although, actually, it is located just outside Rubi, between the railroad track of the “Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya” and the AP-7 high-way.

The “Estany dels Alous” is an old quarry that, since its abandonment, has grown into a wet area. It occupies an area of approximately 10 hectares. Being located in a peri-urban area, it is given a limited natural interest where it would be interesting to arrange the uses of the space and strengthen an educational facet. It is a unique, singular and strategic point with environmental qualities with great potential. 

Can Cabassa” is a residential neighborhood located in Sant Cugat boundaries. It is formed by single-family housing fabric, multi-family housing fabric, and industrial fabric. There is a desire to generate a neighborhood centrality, of public character, and an improvement of the connection with the rest of the city. 


Sallent | Autumn 2015


The field studied during 2015-2016 approaches the problems of the “Barri de l’Estació” in the town of Sallent, where ground movements caused by an old mine affect the neighborhood. During 2006 and 2009, these movements caused emergency evacuations that, eventually, led in the relocation of the residents. Nowadays, the neighborhood is almost completely evacuated, it has been demolished and only three families live there.

The course addresses the geological issues, resulting into social and economic problems as well. From the physical landscape to man, providing solutions to the neighbors who refuse to leave, giving new life to the architectural heritage remaining, considering urban, landscape and technologic strategies allowing to imagine a future for this space in full harmony with the natural and urban immediate environment.

Students will know closely the city, they will make their own diagnosis and they will set out their own action areas from which, through architectural reflection, can provide solutions to the problems identified.