Reorganization of a sector of the Central Park of Barberà del Vallès with uses of urban culture

  • Proposal for the Central del Vallès park

  • Park operation scheme

  • Virtual project visualization

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The current and well-attended skatepark of Barberà del Valles is located in the southern sector of the City's Central Park. Despite being in a park where most of the uses related to sports activities, it is old and deteriorated, and it is in a remote and marginal situation.

Micro and Macro co-design

The users wanted a new location and updated facilities. After studying the situation, the City Council commissioned the preparation of the preliminary draft along with a co-design process that counted on the participation of the users of the space, through sessions to address the macro-scale of uses, the microscale design, and the use of digital platforms to display the work in progress.

The Central Park of Vallès is a vacant space started to be built in the 90s, as a supra-municipal park between the cities of Sabadell and Barberà del Vallès. The part of the park located in the Municipal District of Barberà has an area of 107,000 m2 and is characterized by having large esplanades of land, conceived for the celebration of public events that require large spaces and greener peripheral areas. In this area, the maintenance is good but the growth of vegetation is complicated.


The main objective of the project was to define the actions to be carried out in order to update, condition, and improve a sector of 8,000m2 of the park. The efforts were focused on a proposal for the organization and management of the spaces, and the constructive and technical solutions to achieve a better operation of the park, responding to the demands of young users while creating a more attractive space for citizens.


The strategy of the project maintained a close collaboration with the entities of the territory and the different reference agents linked to the municipal estates. During the process, four work sessions were held, in which we worked from the macro scale to define the new uses, up to the micro scale focusing on the design of a skate park.

Throughout the 4 months that the project lasted, the website was developed, which was very useful to communicate the activities, arrange contents and openly show the state of the design process.

April 2018
Straddle3 with Sergi Arenas
To all the participants, to Maria Roig, Jordi Llonch and the team of municipal services in general
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