Environmental Recovery of Llobregat River
Batlle i Roig 

Environmental Recovery of Llobregat River

Batlle i Roig 

Historically the Llobregat River has been the usual corridor for the infrastructures of the metropolitan area of Barcelona (roads, highways, railways, high-speed trains, and all sorts of services and facilities). This process has damaged the natural spaces, water quality, etc., and the infrastructure network has become a huge barrier that hinders and even impedes access to the river from several towns in the surroundings.

With the purpose of recovering the river and making the most of its potential as a public space, several interventions aim to configure a new park connecting the beaches of El Prat with Diablo de Martorell Bridge, giving access to other natural spaces like Collserola and El Garraf.

In view of the resources available, instead of a total intervention in a small space, the project set out to act partially over the whole area. The first step was to build a basic infrastructure of foot and bicycle paths that turns this natural space into a public area and highlights its existing values: streams, agricultural paths, ornithological interest... This new basic infrastructure is meant to trigger a change in the relationship of citizens with the Llobregat River. 

Arquitectos Architects

Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

Enric Batlle, Joan Roig

Colaboradores Collaborators

Xavier Ramoneda, Mario Suñer, Enrique Valiente (arquitectos architects); Alejandra Liébana (estudiante arquitectura architecture student); Elena Mostazo, Dolors Feu (ingenieras técnicas agrícolas y paisajistas technical agricultural engineers and landscape architects)

Promotor Developer

Amb - Área Metropolitana de Barcelona, Ayuntamientos de Sant Boi, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Sant Joan Despí, Cornellà y El Prat de Llobregat

Contratista Contractor


Superficie construida Floor area

150 ha

Fotos Photos

Jordi Surroca/Gael del Río