The Green Clip is a new vision that intent to soften the boundaries between cities and farmlands, bringing urban habitants closer to agriculture.
The project sprawls a network of multi-functional green landscapes over abandoned spaces, directs diverse population towards the farmlands, brings new opportunities to strengthen the relationship between people and the land.

Case Study  — Aranzadi Park

Llobregat Park Analysis

Llobregat Park – Accessibility

The park is surrounded by highways and motor ways which is actually block the communication between city around and the park. Industrial area are in between the residential and the park area, making this park even unreachable to people nearby.


Llobregat Park – Production Analysis

The crop map is showing that the most common products here in llobregat is vegetable, taking up 60% of the farming lands and they grow artichoke most here. The largest portion of productions are distributed to Mercabarna and to Barcelona. But some of the farmer family in llobregat are having their own store in Barcelona, selling their goods directly.



Llobregat Park – Territories Analysis

The agri-park are facing a large decline of the area of the farmlands, under the pressure of the development of urban and industry sprawl. Meanwhile, the number of non agriculture spaces and abandoned lands is increasing.


Llobregat Park – History Analysis







Llobregat Park Strategy

The proposal is to raise the possibility to do the reversed step of urban spawl, trying to give extensions of the existing farmlands. And these extensions will act like green clips to make integrations between urban area and agriculture spaces.





Different level of landscape strategy is showing in the masterplan. Existing abandoned lands area used as hot spots, acting as functional attractors, guiding people towards the centre of farmlands. And then, there are various green extension following the fabric of city and lands, connecting everything together.


Site A Analysis

When zoom in to the selected site A, the proposal is following the overall strategy, trying to make a gradient greenery area from farmlands to urban area and use a strong green corridor to clip everything together.




Site A Masterplan


Energy Flow

Food Flow


Site A Typologies

Industry Link

Landscape Bridge


Commercial Core

Perspective Section


X-urban Design // The Green Clip is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2020/2021 by:
Student: Nan Yin, Shubham Dahedar