What Will Barcelona Look Like in 150 Years?

What Will Barcelona Look Like in 150 Years?

Barcelona is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Eixample extention with a special time capsule.

Dan Gould
  • 19 november 2009

Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer was a Spanish Catalan urban planner who designed the 19th-century “extension” of Barcelona called “Eixample.” He focused on key needs: the need for sunlight, natural lighting, and ventilation in homes. His street layout and grid plan were optimized to accommodate pedestrians, carriages, horse-drawn trams, urban railway lines, gas supply and large-capacity sewers to prevent frequent floods – all without neglecting public and private gardens and other key amenities.

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