The city of Barcelona dedicates a place in Collserola Park to the memory of the architect Rosa Barba Casanovas (Barcelona, 1948-2000). This tribute has been promoted by the Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya, at the request of the Barcelona International Landscape Biennial. The event, open to the public, takes place on Sunday, March 26th, 2023 at 12 PM, and includes institutional speeches and the discovery of the plaque with the name of Rosa Barba Casanovas.
The place that takes the name of Rosa Barba is the walkway that crosses the Vallvidrera reservoir on the breakwater that closes this lake, in the District of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Barcelona. The factory work and the mine that leads the water to Sarrià neighborhood was made by architect Elies Rogent (Barcelona 1821- 1897). The project was inaugurated in 1864 and aimed to supply drinking water through the Grott Mine to the citizens. Giving the name of Rosa Barba to this intervention is a way of inviting the landscape architects and general citizens to conquer this park and make it our own.
Rosa Barba Casanovas
She studied Architecture at the ETSAB (UPC), where she graduated in 1971 and obtained the title of Doctor in 1987. Together with the architect Ricard Pié, he founded in 1971 the studio Rosa Barba & Ricard Pié Arquitectes, which was later called the BCpN Team with the incorporation of Josep Maria Vilanova. Barba combined his professional activity with teaching at the ETSAB, where he directed the Master in Landscape Architecture and promoted the creation of the Degree in Landscape Architecture. She was the driving force behind the Barcelona International Landscape Biennial of which, since the architect's death, has awarded the Rosa Barba Prize in her honour.