The Intro | Responsive Renaturalization

Port city harbors, which were once isolated, now face the challenge of being reintegrated into an increasingly data-driven urban fabric. This desire is coupled with the push for renaturalization of such densely concrete, anthropic jungles.

The Port of Barcelona of the 22nd century should reject monofunctional infrastructure and instead re-invite a scenario of discovery, welcoming a rhizomatic interaction built upon nature’s inherent fluctuation.

This project is the nexus of annual local and tourist social exchanges, leading to the spread of plant-life, wildlife and aquatic life. Real-time human behavior triggers the exploit of green-energy amidst Montjuic and the seaport, which then feeds the transition of Responsive Habitats.




The Synopsis | Emergent Territory


Advanced Architecture will have a new relationship with nature. This relationship will be driven by generated data and maintained through localized energy production.


Cities will develop new relationships with their coastal regions as they expand. Without the customary boundaries between natural and built environments, time will become a variable of occupancy.


The future Port of Barcelona, as proposed in this project, is informed by real-time data. Human population data activates the site, which is also affected by cargo, wildlife, climate and marine data.


This site will be shared, but occupied at different times. The data supports a Peak Season for public activity and an Off Season more suitable for plantlife and wildlife that will share the space.


These contrasting seasons will transition in an annual cycle. Each year the cycle builds off of the unpredictable spread of nature, creating an unstable yet functional emergent territory.