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A New Layer of Public Space: The Case for Activating Urban Rooftops

In increasingly denser urban environments, there is a new-found interest in underused spaces as opportunities for further development. Representing up to 25% of cities' land area, rooftops are among the most exciting spatial resources. From sustainable infrastructure and urban farming to social spaces and cultural venues, the article looks into the potential of creating a multi-layered city through the activation of urban rooftops.

CopenHill by BIG. Image © Hufton+CrowGreen Cloud by ZHUBO-AAO. Image © John SiuRodeph Sholom School Playdecks by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects. Image © Francis DzikowskiYOU+International Youth Community Shenzhen by officePROJECT. Image © Chao Zhang+ 10

NDT.304 Apartment / MZAM

© Anna Fontacas© Anna Fontacas© Anna Fontacas© Anna Fontacas+ 19

Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: MZAM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  753 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Carpyen, Planit, TREKU, Adobe Systems Incorporated, +5

Carner Barcelona Perfumery / Jofre Roca arquitectes

© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1593 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: ICONICO, Viabizzuno, Roca, Trimble Navigation

Burés House / TdB Arquitectura + Estudio Vilablanch

© Jordi Folch© Jordi Folch© José Hevia© Alejo Bagué+ 22

Attorney Headquarters / Jorge Vidal

© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia+ 14

  • Architects: Jorge Vidal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  410
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cortizo, Pladur, Madera Soldevila, Microsoft, +3

The Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura Labs

© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 31

Bacelona, Spain

Nina Barcelona Restaurant / Liat Eliav design studio

© Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia© Jose Hevia© Jose Hevia© Jose Hevia+ 14

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  65
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Oikos, Aldo Bernardi, AutoCAD, In & Out, Kavehome, +2

PENTHOUSE / P-M-A-A

© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia+ 26

Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: P-M-A-A
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1065 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Davide Groppi, Vola, Ceràmica Cumella, Hilca Carpet (natural wool), P-M-A-A

Apartment Building for Four Friends / Lussi+Halter Partner AG + Lola Domenech

Cortesía de Lola Domenech© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 25

Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: Lola Domènech, Lussi + Partner AG
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  913
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Technal, Duravit, Siemens, Cevica, Trass

Warehouse Transformation / Thomas Raynaud + Paul Devarrieux

© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 15

Carles Taché Art Gallery / Jorge Vidal

© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia+ 22

  • Architects: Jorge Vidal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1125
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Erco, Microsoft, Trimble

Headquarters of Doctors Without Borders in Barcelona / Battle i Roig Arquitectura

© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark+ 18

  • Architects: Battle i Roig Arquitectura
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Camp del Ferro Sports Center / AIA + Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes + Gustau Gili Galfetti

© Simón García© José Hevia© José Hevia© José Hevia+ 19

Museo Oliva Artés / BAAS Arquitectura

© Gregori Civera
© Gregori Civera

© Gregori Civera© Gregori Civera© Gregori Civera© Gregori Civera+ 33

Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: BAAS Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1456
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca 1214 / HARQUITECTES

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 30

  • Architects: HARQUITECTES
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1750
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

ON-A Designs Rooftop Park to Cover FC Barcelona Football Stadium

ON-A Architecture Studio has designed a proposal to cover the FC Barcelona football stadium with a rooftop park in Spain. Converting the stadium into a 26-hectare park, the project aims to re-nature the stadium's surrounding area. Called Nou Parc, the design features a new topography that would also create a forest for the city of Barcelona.

Courtesy of ON-A Architecture StudioCourtesy of ON-A Architecture StudioCourtesy of ON-A Architecture StudioCourtesy of ON-A Architecture Studio+ 7

Apartment in the Heart of Poblenou / m-i-r-a architecture

© Del Rio Bani© Del Rio Bani© Del Rio Bani© Del Rio Bani+ 22

Interior renovation of an apartment in Les Corts / Sergi Pons

© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula© Adrià Goula+ 11