WILDLIFE CATALONIA REPORT
Barcelona transition towards biological cities
The potential of working with wildlife
Understanding the biocities principles
BioAgriCorridor aims to generate a urban system of wild habitats and food production where the citizens are invited to collaborate and learn from the interaction with nature
The BioAgriCorridors can regenerate wildlife and halt biodiversity loss while restoring and linking ecosystems. This city’s natural regeneration can also positively influence the citizens’ well-being, contributing to increasing life quality radically.
An ecosystem needs continuous and complex interactions with a diversity of organisms to sustain a large variety of life forms.
As designers, if we understand the local ecology, we can design a system that works with and for the environment. A proper ecological design has the potential to attract biodiversity and sustain a healthy ecosystem.
The Catalonia Wildlife Report aimed to understand the Catalonia ecology needs.
“When we are using the word biological, we are talking about life and living things.”
The new way of understanding the urban environment as a biological city that works as an ecosystem provides a large variety of resources that contribute to the city’s self-sufficiency. This can offer a more healthy environment.
The biocity research aimed to understand the ecosystem function systems to mimic them within the urban context.
THE LIVING ROOF
Integration of a pollinator-friendly environment
The current and future environmental challenges require to think architecture differently.
From the ideological deconstruction of the building as a whole, it is possible to analyze new concepts and principles of understanding the building elements as an extension of the surrounding ecosystem.
Following these notions, Coharc Studio proposed a roof prototype that aims to enhance and support local biodiversity.