Re-Urbanising Olot

In this assignment I had to re-do a big area in Olot, a medium-sized city in Catalonia.

Olot is located in a very privileged area surrounded by inactive volcanoes, rivers and forest. The problem is that the current urban planning doesn’t take into account any of these features. The goal was to create a new grid that would take advantage of the amazing surroundings of the area. Once the different problems of the city where identified I started working in a specific area.

The area I chose was an old industrial zone that needed new housing and services and a central attractive area that would reactivate the long abandoned area. I designed a green path across the whole city with services and green spaces along the way in order to direct a flow of citizens to the area.