The logic of recycling and self-construction that we have applied to our projects for over 20 years, makes us keep always an eye on the waste management services provided by public authorities, which can become a source of building materials.
This project came into being when we heard about the events scheduled by the City Council of Barcelona on the occasion of the city's tercentenary. We found one of these events especially interesting: the BCN Re.Set, a project runned by Enric Miralles Foundation to coordinate six different architectural installations designed by six prestigious architects all over the city, to be exhibited for only 3 months.
The obvious question was: what would become of all the materials of those installations after being dismantled three months later?
As long as the City Council had no formal proposal for the recycling, we signed a transfer agreement with the Enric Miralles Foundation for the further management of as much building material as possible after the dismantling of the installations.
As awardee of the materials, Recetas Urbanas granted in turn those needed for the development of different projects coordinated by social and technical groups in the city, such as the Skate Park built by the collective Straddle3 in Santa Coloma, community gardens and educational areas: Espai Gardeneys and Escola dels Encants. We also used part of these materials to build a community garden and shaded areas in the school Baldomer Solà