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Parc del Centre del Poblenou

Parc del Centre del Poblenou

Jean Nouvel's imprint can be seen once again in the new Barcelona that has developed around the Diagonal Mar neighbourhood. This new Parc Central del Poblenou is an architectural gem combining different zones and a variety of planting. A much- needed green “lung” in the former industrial area of Poblenou.

The park was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in spring 2008. It covers a surface area of 55.000 m2 between the Carrer Bilbao, Carrer Marroc, Bac de Roda and Diagonal and provides an oasis of calm which clearly defines the inclusive, social spirit of the new Poblenou. The perimeter wall outside the park is covered with Mediterranean plants and a Gaudiesque gate leads inside. The main meeting place, the Plaça de la Sardana, is located in the centre of the park, surrounded by huts where kids can play.

An area resembling a lunar landscape has a pneumatic refuse-collection plant, a further example of Jean Nouvel's concerns to preserve the environment, as is the fact that most of the park – with its dense vegetation comprising willows, shady trees, lianas and flowers – is irrigated by groundwater. Nouvel wanted his signature park to be used by the entire community, combining different habitats where they can relax in the metal chairs in the shade of lush, colourful plants and trees.

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Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 130 (08005). Barcelona
Phone: 010
Web site: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins
Opening time: From 1st November to 31st March, from 10am to 7pm.
From 1st April to 31st October, from 10am to 9pm.


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We strongly recommend the integrated accessible play area for families with children. It features inclusive play equipment which can be interpreted in more than one way so that the benefits of play can be enjoyed by everyone. In other words, it provides different routes and equipment that can be used at different speeds and rates. Special emphasis is placed on tactile play equipment, table games and those involving sensory experiences. All the equipment has been chosen so that all children, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can use the area unaided or with the help of their parents or assistants. Each game has a plaque indicating the recommended age of the child it is intended for.

Ten of the city’s parks have this type of fully accessible children’s play area.
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Last update: 26/11/2014

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