Fem dissabte a la Plaça d’en Baró! A feminist square designed with childhood by Equal Saree

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Architects
Project team
Helena Cardona Tamayo, Julia Goula Mejón and Dafne Saldaña Blasco.
Collaborators
Execution direction.- Ardèvol Consultors Associats SLP. Engineering: PRODOP SCP.- Landscaping.- Anna Mallén Vivó. Sustainability consulting.- Societat Orgànica. Collaboration redaction project.- Conchi Berenguer Urrutia. Design and execution of the mural.- Perrine Honoré. Visualizations.- Carlos Rocha.
Participation
Neighborhood children. Students, management and teaching team of the Torre Balldovina School. Montserrat Joan i Torra.
Developer
City Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Urban Planning, Education and Equality Areas.
Contractors
Hercal Diggers S.L.
Area
1,755 sqm.
Dates
Start and end of work: february and july 2019.
Cost
€ 216.182,85 (PEM)
Location
Plaça d’en Baró (garden of José Berruezo). 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Spain.
Photography
Conchi Berenguer Urrutia.

Helena Cardona Tamayo, Julia Goula Mejón, Dafne Saldaña Blasco Equal Saree

Equal Saree is a team of feminist architects and researchers founded by Helena Cardona Tamayo, Julia Goula Mejón and Dafne Saldaña Blasco, who work to design more equal spaces through collaborative and co-creation processes. They put future users at the center of the processes through participatory and innovative methodologies. They carry out work locally and internationally in the areas of architectural and urban design.

With their projects they have received several awards; First prize in the category "Building and mix of uses" for the proposal "A door to measure" in 2017, Special Mention for the Banc Sabadell Foundation Award for innovation in architecture for the Camina Tamshi project in 2017, Ex aequo Prize for the AJAC category Urbanism/Landscape Work not carried out by the 'Tamshi' project in 2016, Finalist Prize in the Arquine Competition No.15. Rehabiting the 21st century: Social housing from the modern paradigm for the ReOcupa proposal and finalist Award in the Women Transforming Cities Best Practice Awards 2013 for the Urban International Workshop project in 2013, among others.

Helena Cardona Tamayo is an architect at the ETSAB-UPC, Escola Tècnica Superior d'arquitectura de Barcelona since 2013. During her degree she completed a year of architecture and urban planning studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette between 2009 and 2010. She has collaborated with the Martí-Miralles Arquitectes architecture studio between 2014 and 2017; with the Pich Architects studio in 2014; and with the Clotet-Paricio Arquitectes studio between 2010 and 2011.

Julia Goula Mejón is an architect at the ETSAB-UPC, Escola Tècnica Superior d'arquitectura de Barcelona since 2013. During her degree she completed a year of architecture and urban planning studies at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto between 2011 and 2012. She has won the ex-aequo Award in the Final Project Projecte category at the AJAC IX Awards. She has collaborated with the architecture studio Mejón Arquitectura, Lleida, and Martí-Miralles Arquitecte between 2016 and 2017 in Barcelona. She has attended the V-VI Projectos teaching at the ETSAB between 2011 and 2012.

Dafne Saldaña Blasco is an architect from the ETSAB-UPC, Escola Tècnica Superior d'arquitectura de Barcelona since 2011. During her degree she completed a year of architecture and urban planning studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of Buenos Aires between 2008 and 2009. She begins to integrate the gender perspective in the PFC and completes his training with the Master's in student of gifts, gender and citizenship at the Interuniversity Institute of Studies of Gifts and Generation in 2015. She has collaborated with the subject Architecture and Politics , ETSAB-UPC during the years 2014 and 2017. She also combines research and dance practice from a queer approach, analyzing the relationships between identities, bodies and spaces. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in estudis de gènere: culture, societies and politics.

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