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The Astounding Design Of Eixample, Barcelona

By Gerard @presurfer
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Constructed in the early 20th century, Eixample (meaning 'extension') is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona known for the urban planning that divided the district into octagonal blocks. Designed by Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer, a Catalan Spanish urban planner, the district is divided in a grid pattern with long streets, wide avenues, and rounded street corners.
Despite being in the center of a thriving European metropolis, the Eixample district provides improved living conditions for inhabitants including extensive sun light, improved ventilation, and more open green space for public use. And of course, the result from the grid-like structure is astounding from above.
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