BA (Hons) Architecture
This proposal overlooks methods of ‘greening’ in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona. Radically transforming current singular tree plantation along streets of the Cerda district, for a complete public-shut down of Naturalised roads; re-connecting the isolated parks scattered across the city. The newly reformed naturalised roads become a venue of festivity in the mushroom-picking season – offering relief from the protected Collserola mountains. Positioned at the heart of the Naturalised roads, the Institute of Mycology becomes a hub for science, utilising the green-belts as ‘field-research’. The development of ‘lab-pods’ extend the reach of the institutes mycological research beyond its foundations. Samples collected are analysed at the institute as part of its mission to de-mystify the underground symbiotic networks. The optimists guide to Myco-Regenesis acts as a demonstration for welcoming nature back into our cities as a tool for ensuring environmental justice for all communities.