|Places to visit near Barcelona Urbany Hostel - Parc Central del Poblenou|
Parc Central del Poblenou
Do you miss a quiet time in the park, having a nice walk away from the crowded city center? Barcelona Urbany Hostel is located very close to one of the most artistic parks in Spain, whiwas designed by the french architect Jean Nouvel. Take your most comfy pair of shoes, and mp3 if you want, and take a relaxing time in the park, walking, jogging, breathing in and out the fresh air.
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.