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Esther Ribas

Architectura G

https://arquitecturag.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/reforma-de-un-edificio-plurifamiliar-en-poblenou-barcelona/

Carrer Suïssa, Barcelona, Spain
Esther studied at ESAB where her final project became part of the "Catàleg Col.lectiu de les Universitats de Catalunya" (CSUC). Graduating from UPC with a higher degree in landscaping, she acted as scholarship coordinator for the II European Biennial of Landscaping and coordinated the 2nd Rosa Barba Landscape Prize. At Alfred Fernández de la Reguera she worked on various architectural and landscaping projects for public and private spaces, and she currently works as an independent landscaper.

Greenroof Garden


A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District

Greenroof Garden


A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District
A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District
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Type of project
  • Practical problems

Taking advantage of an abandoned space, such as a roof, and converting it into a living "green" space has many benefits. It better regulates the building's temperature, reduces air pollution, increases biodiversity and improves the environment. In addition, being surrounded by green increases general well-being, directly affecting the quality of life of the owners and neighbours. This is something that is becoming increasingly important as our cities become denser.

The intelligent use of space increases the resilience of a city. Barcelona is particularly dense, characterised by many terraces, balconies, and abandoned roofs. Formerly, these communal spaces were only used to hang clothes or for occasional celebrations. Today, architects must come up with practical solutions so as not to waste them. It is increasingly important to decongest our living spaces, creating safe green zones that allow people to enjoy views across the city.


Greenroof Garden


A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District

Greenroof Garden


A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District
A tropical Roof Garden in the middle of the Poblenou industrial District
File under
Type of project
  • Practical problems

Taking advantage of an abandoned space, such as a roof, and converting it into a living "green" space has many benefits. It better regulates the building's temperature, reduces air pollution, increases biodiversity and improves the environment. In addition, being surrounded by green increases general well-being, directly affecting the quality of life of the owners and neighbours. This is something that is becoming increasingly important as our cities become denser.

The intelligent use of space increases the resilience of a city. Barcelona is particularly dense, characterised by many terraces, balconies, and abandoned roofs. Formerly, these communal spaces were only used to hang clothes or for occasional celebrations. Today, architects must come up with practical solutions so as not to waste them. It is increasingly important to decongest our living spaces, creating safe green zones that allow people to enjoy views across the city.



Idea by

Esther studied at ESAB where her final project became part of the "Catàleg Col.lectiu de les Universitats de Catalunya" (CSUC). Graduating from UPC with a higher degree in landscaping, she acted as scholarship coordinator for the II European Biennial of Landscaping and coordinated the 2nd Rosa Barba Landscape Prize. At Alfred Fernández de la Reguera she worked on various architectural and landscaping projects for public and private spaces, and she currently works as an independent landscaper.