Our neighborhood does not have the Cartesian and urban structure of the Eixample, or the village grace of Gràcia and Sants. The old low houses are mixed with large, very impersonal residential buildings in Barcelona or with old factories transformed into equipment. But Rogent Street vertebrates this whole area and gives it personality: that’s where neighborhood life hits the streets.
For a long time the tram passed through Rogent Street, but in 1990 it became a pedestrian street and trees were planted: now they are high enough to make this road a particularly pleasant walking area in summer. Elders, young people and adults gather in the bars and chairs of the area, from morning until late at night. In the summer, there’s never a shortage of people on that road.
Sant Martí is the district that concentrates innovation in the city, with new high-tech companies that are reflected in cutting-edge buildings designed by the most daring architects. The Agbar Tower, the Forum building, the Olympic Village. . . are examples of efficiency, sustainability and design. El Clot still conserves much of that workers and revolutionary past, but the neighborhoods of narrow streets, of small and hidden squares, are now opened in big avenues, in wide streets that face the sea and recover it for the citizen.