The Thermal Garden

Elena Albareda (Ed.)

Jordi Calbetó (Ed.)

Marta Serra (Ed.)



  • Dpr-barcelona
  • 2019
  • ISBN 9788494938825
  • 166 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 × 14 cm

This book promotes a new model of public space for the 21st century based on an investigation into thermal gardens on the urban periphery. The process involves a new approach that uses thermal waters for irrigation, empowering the community and allowing the collective management of resources and the physical space for vegetable gardens and their infrastructures. The project proposes the reuse of surplus thermal water from spas and explores recycling organic material for food production through a circular urban metabolism. Located in Caldes de Montbui, part of the Barcelona metropolitan area, the project was awarded the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2016.