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Investigating the design conditions and testing the applicability of Barcelona’s superblocks

Growing from an interest in Barcelona’s Superblock strategy, this study investigates the morphological and spatial conditions of this urban design intervention and test their applicability to London. The study analyses the sustainable development and mobility concepts behind this urban design philosophy including its effects on traffic calming, creating walkable neighbourhoods, and the wider ramifications for the city.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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