Academic year


Honourable Mention, IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award for Best Interior Design Thesis at IED Barcelona

House sparrows have traditionally been a common species in cities, but today we are witnessing their gradual disappearance. Given their role as a bioindicator of the quality of urban life, the student focuses this project on the preservation of these birds within the new environment they inhabit: the wooded areas close to cities.

To achieve this, she envisages a centre located in the Collserola Natural Park, considered to be Barcelona’s green lung, where they can be protected, provided with a nest and adequate food. She also conceives various activities for the space, aimed at raising citizen awareness and promoting action on this issue, such as observatories, listening areas, and areas for outreach and relaxation, among others.

The design of the building, which includes large windows and a majestic central tree, is perfectly integrated within the natural surroundings. This provides a range of benefits both for the local flora and fauna, as well as for visitors, who can enjoy a responsible and sustainable experience of disconnection.

You may be interested in: