TFG 2021 Architecture Exhibition. “L’H: Hub of Hubs. Social challenges and urban reprogramming”

l'Harmonia Plaça Josep Bordonau i Balaguer, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

From 15 July, to 31 August, in l’Harmonia in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat space will be put aside to host the exhibition of the final degree projects (TFG) created by UIC Barcelona School of Architecture students. Entitled “L’H: Hub of Hubs. Social challenges and urban reprogramming”, the exhibition consists of almost twenty projects developed by final year students taking a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture shown in four areas of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat with the aim of boosting its urban restructuring and favouring the transition toward a city model that is more adapted to social and environmental needs in the 21st century.

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Four large transformation vectors
The projects focused on four areas of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat for which students formulated various programmes linked to four fields of knowledge. These are areas of opportunity in which very important urban transformations are envisaged in the coming years, linked, above all, to the changes that will take place due to the underground railway tracks that will be built in the future. 

Students worked using different formats and scales, based on an attitude committed to the central criteria of contemporary urbanism, such as the transition to renewable energy, to the circular economy, to the plan for a new model for intelligent and sustainable mobility and the transformation of the city and territory into places that are more suitable and healthier for the city's inhabitants. 

The result is the conceptualisation of four large urban hubs for which new uses are proposed along with the provision of new facilities and services: a cultural hub, a hub dedicated to environmental research and sustainable development, a hub with uses related to health and well-being, and a final hub focused on social and technological uses.  

Overcoming urban fragmentation caused by railway lines, reversing the deficit of green areas, optimising urban connections, introducing new productive programmes, proposing typologically coherent housing and community facilities and increasing the quality of public space are some of the improvements suggested by students that can be seen in the exhibition. 

The exhibition’s opening night will take place on 15 July, starting at 7 p.m. in l’Harmonia. The mayor of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Núria Marín, the Rector of UIC Barcelona, Xavier Gil, the dean of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Josep Lluis i Ginovart, as well as TFG lecturers and UIC Barcelona School of Architecture students will all take part in this event. 

In addition, coinciding with the opening, the ROCKWOOL Sustainability Awards and the Schindler Lift Accessibility Awards will be held, which award the final degree projects (TFGs) that best include sustainability and accessibility criteria respectively. 

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