The winning proposal of the Rambla de Barcelona transformation contest was presented at a public event on November 23. The winner of the international competition convened by the Barcelona City Council has been the interdisciplinary team km-ZERO, with whom Lavola collaborates offering advice on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

The proposal presented by km-ZERO will allow rethinking the Rambla from a comprehensive, physical and social vision built together with the neighborhood, without major urban transformations. The main objective is to recover this emblematic point as a walkway and space for community and neighborhood life, guaranteeing the balance of uses between the local and global watersheds. For this reason, there will be four citizen cooperative groups that will take part throughout the renovation.

From Lavola, the task that will be carried out will be to advise on the integration of different environmental aspects (biodiversity, water management, acoustic and atmospheric impact, selection of materials, energy, etc.), so that the maximum possible level of sustainability in the new Rambla.

During the fall of 2018 it is planned to finish the executive project of the renovation, while the works could begin in 2019.