Aquatic Ballet at Josep María Serra Martí Park, Barcelona

This park occupies the central part of the polygon Canyelles and is a good example of restorative urbanism, as it provides a higher quality to the large area occupied by housing between Avenue Guineueta Vella i la Ronda de Dalt. The park is dedicated to who was alderman of the City of Barcelona, Josep Maria Serra i Martí.

The Manuel de Falla fountain, designed by Pedro Barragan (1994), has a play of light, water and sound that makes it a magical fountain. It is a rectangular platform located within a lake, also rectangular, with a longitudinal member at the top to nearly 20 meters rises above the tubes perform the function of columns. Water cascaded down from here, rises from the water jets and vaporizes under and near large stones in the side of the lake.

The Aquatic ballet was conducted in 1998 and since then features live entertainment water-color-music to liven up the evenings at weekends to neighboring popular Barcelona neighborhood, one of the most popular and appreciated elements of the park.

In front of fountain on the great rock painted concrete, the Joys of Naxo Farreras Casanovas (1998) sculpture rises. This sculptural piece, which expresses a great movement, depicts a flamenco dancer in one of his turns.

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Project Details

  • Project: Aquatic Ballet at Josep Maria Serra Martí Park. Barcelona. Spain
  • Proyect Team: Lumiartecnia Internacional, Imesapi.
  • Water Engineering: Lumiartecnia Internacional, Imesapi.
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Barcelona