Regenerating Cultural Landscapes: LLobregat Textile Colonies Master Plan

Cal Prat, textile mill village, Llobregat River, Catalonia.

Funding: Catalunya Government
Location: Catalunya, Spain
Years of work: 2005 – 2007
Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Pere Vall-Casas (PI), Marta Benages

The regeneration of intermediate landscapes with significant heritage resources is an important challenge. The preservation of 15 small textile mill villages spread along the banks of  a 20 km long stretch of the River Llobregat exemplifies this topic. The Llobregat Textile Colonies Master Plan is strongly committed with the care for local identity and environmental values, and proposes a civic network to ensure the development of vibrant neighborhoods connected through a river park. A balance between the residential and industrial activity of the colonies is needed in order to guarantee the feasibility of the heritage, according to the needs of local communities.

Old train station transformed into a tourist information center. ©Urban,13

Old train station transformed into a tourist information center. ©Urban,13

Above images ©Urban, 13

Llobregat Textile Colonies Master Plan, 2007.

Master plan of the textile mill village of Cal Prat, Llobregat Textile Colonies.

 

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