Intermodal Station

The upcoming intermodal station of Baix Llobregat will become the railroad location of west Barcelona, where the AVE, regional trains, outskirts and airport shuttle converge, as well as two subway lines and many other bus lines.

Ayesa’s proposal for the intermodal station of Baix Llobregat, in collaboration with architects César Portela, Antonio Barrionuevo, Julia Molino, and Eva Monte, was the winner in an Ideas Contest in which prestigious architects took part.

Its location in Prat de Llobregat’s downtown will serve as a link with the development sectors in the northern part of the city.

The proposal’s intermodal character will be presented by three new elements that will be constructed over the recent burying of the lines, the new station, a parking lot, and the highway-railroad exchange plaza.

The proposal’s emblematic main focus is the new passengers building with an area of 13.000 m². The elliptic shaped main hall will connect the platforms and will allow the linkage of the subway lines, the new 23.000 m² area parking lot which will be crowned with the exchange plaza with 18.000 m² urbanized for buses, taxi cabs, and kiss and ride. 

La propuesta de Ayesa para la estación intermodal del Baix Llobregat, en colaboración con los arquitectos César Portela, Antonio Barrionuevo, Julia Molino y Eva Monte, fue la ganadora en un Concurso de Ideas en el que participaron prestigiosos arquitectos.

Su emplazamiento en el centro del Prat de Llobregat hará de nexo con los sectores en desarrollo al norte de la ciudad.

El carácter intermodal de la propuesta vendrá dado por tres nuevos elementos a construir sobre el reciente soterramiento de las vías: la nueva estación, un aparcamiento y la plaza de intercambio viario-ferroviario.

El punto emblemático de la propuesta es el nuevo edificio de viajeros de 13.000 m² de superficie. El vestíbulo principal de forma elíptica conectará los andenes y permitirá el enlace con las líneas de metro, el nuevo aparcamiento de 23.000 m² de superficie que estará coronado por la plaza de intercambio con 18.000 m² urbanizados donde se ubicarán autobuses, taxis y kiss and ride.

Current challenges

In architecture, having a good design is important but not enough by itself. Being in a position to quickly come up with the very best solutions to the challenges which inevitably arise over the course of a project is essential, from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction and commissioning. Throughout this process, ensuring resources are used in an efficient and sustainable way is also important.

Ayesa’s solutions

At Ayesa, our work rests on a multidisciplinary approach involving experts from different technical disciplines. This allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to problems, based on excellence and sustainability. Over more than 50 years, we have perfected an efficient workflow, which enables us to find fast and effective solutions to complex problems. We accompany our clients throughout each phase of their project, making sure their resources are used in the best possible way, in our quest to provide them with innovative, sustainable and efficient buildings. At Ayesa, we strive to constantly improve how we do things, as well as bring value to every project we undertake.

Our expertise and technology

We bring our extensive experience and expertise to all the phases of architecture projects, from feasibility studies to commissioning. Throughout the entire process, we offer nothing but the very best tools and technology in order to ensure optimal results.
Design and planning
We believe that the concept and analysis phase is particularly important, as it lays the foundations for everything that comes after. As such, the initial design of any building must meet the needs of the client as well as its environment. During this stage, foreseeing possible challenges and making the right decisions is crucial. Doing this results in architecture projects that are solid, responsible from both a functional and economic point of view, and offer well-thought-out and surprising solutions in terms of form and spatial aspects.
Management and supervision
Thanks to our experience in all the phases involved in construction projects, we are able to offer outstanding management and supervision services. As such, we cover everything from preliminary studies through to acceptance and monitoring, basing our approach on a deep understanding of the entire process.
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At Ayesa, we seek to innovate whilst using the very best tools. In fact, over the past decade, we have become a global leader and pioneer in BIM, using this methodology for our projects in accordance with ISO 19650. We have undertaken these kinds of projects all over the world, and have particular experience working in the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. .
Sustainability and efficiency
Our approach is based on sustainable design, something we achieve in two ways. The first is by ensuring an efficient use of natural resources through minimal impact and energy consumption. And the second is by developing, renewing and improving the physical environment and cultural context of our buildings. Our projects have been certified to standards such as LEED, BREEAM and VERDE, to name but a few.
We have extensive technical experience in carrying out thorough analyses of the challenges presented by projects. To do this, we use the very best methodologies and tools available in order to ensure the success of projects and meet the expectations of our clients.
Diversity, scale and function
At Ayesa, no matter how big or small a project may be, we have the solution. Our experience allows us to pursue success without losing sight of the functional requirements involved in each phase. What’s more, we carry out all kinds of projects, from restoring listed historic buildings to designing new cities and urban infrastructure.

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