The Port of Barcelona has been used for commercial/logistics purposes since many years ago. The social layer, besides the port-related at it, was completely left apart because of the incompatibility of activities and the prioritization of mobility infrastructures as the Ronda, over what the city’s inhabitants really need.
A new public space integrated with the urban fabric, for the residents and tourists to develop their activities, moving together with new mobility systems and through the use of renewable energies in a strategic area as the Port; will give back to the city the social layer for its future.
A smart surface that allows to use the area of the Port of Barcelona as both a Dock for ship (commercial/logistic) and a public space as a plaza. Depending on the needs of the city for public space and of the activity as dock for cruises, the FHD can be totally managed in real time, by embedded sensors and automatized network system that receives information of space requirements to begin its form transition between Plaza and Dock.
More info: http://flexhubdock.carbonmade.com/
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Barcelona, ES