The Sant Pere de Ribes general urban plan included provision for 91,134 m2 of buildable land around the Autodrome Terramar. With this current project, this area has been reduced to 52,628 m2.
Previous project proposals submitted for this site in the past proposed way more than the 90,000 m2 considered
In our project, we want to preserve and enhance the natural environment, and the landscape is actually a key component of our plans
The Sant Pere de Ribes general urban plan included provision for up to 91,134 m2 of buildable land around the Autodrome Terramar. However, in our project to restore this abandoned site, we have reduced this figure by almost half to 52,628 m2. This figure also includes the historic buildings already on the site, which we plan to restore, and the 3,000 m2 of land donated to the local council for sports facilities. If any project in the future wanted to increase this buildable surface area, it would have to go through the local planning procedures all over again.
This is one of the clearest demonstrations of the project’s commitment to preserve the local nature and wildlife, which was explained recently in two interviews with Matthieu Liard, director of the Autodrome Terramar, and Jordi Artigas, the urban planner in charge of the project.
The Autodrome Terramar restoration project aims to revitalise this unique place and open it up once again to the public – something which hasn’t happened since the last race here in 1956. We want the more than 144,000 m2 of green land to be enjoyed by everyone, whether it be the nature and landscape or the various equestrian and motoring events that are planned for the future.
There are also plans to include a restaurant and a low-density hotel area, comprising small villas and restored historic buildings. “We have always focused a lot on ensuring that the project is both sustainable and well-integrated because we believe that the site’s greatest asset is the landscape, and we want to ensure that the hotel area reflects that”, said Matthieu Liard.