The integral plan of Les Plans-Blocs Florida de l’Hospitalette and its fragments does not win the award. The Fundació Carulla recently awarded the Lluís Carulla Prize to the Center Ecológico Cultural Modul del Puente de Matacavales in the category of Best Transformative Cultural Project that “breaks down barriers to access to culture suffered by people who have no access to it.” There should be maximum access.”, as the L’Hospitalet City Council reported on Wednesday. The award is endowed with 70,000 Euros which will be used to finance the project.
The Modul initiative is part of the regeneration of an area known as Matakavales and which has its epicenter in a cultural and ecological center built using transport containers next to the train tracks. The project was agreed upon in a civic laboratory made up of the neighborhoods, institutions and educational centers of the Les Plaines and Saint Josep neighborhoods.
The cultural center is conceived as a self-managed space open to associative fabric, whose main mission is to “reinvigorate the environment, promote actions to improve public space and enhance the cultural offering of the neighborhood”. Yes, municipal sources have indicated. Community Actions are designed through workshops and activities that apply sustainability criteria.
The award-winning project was born in 2019, when the city council launched a participatory project with the aim of recovering vacant land in Les Plaines, next to the Matacavales bridge, for public use. More than a thousand people took part in this process. Among the volunteers, institutions from across the city and students from nearby educational centres.
This is the fifth award received by any project in Comprehensive Planning Les Plaines-Blocs Florida. Previously, Matacavalls’ proposal has been recognized with the Josep María Rueda Award from the Barcelona Provincial Council, (2019) and the Obra Social de la Caixa Award (2021). In addition, Kanaya Sarko’s Social Circus—which is located in space—won the Zircolika 2020 award and is linked to the wider plan of the Filmsere Short Film Festival (organized by the Eduard Fontsere Institute and the Asociación d’amigues i amix del Fontsere), Received the 2021 Service Learning Award.