The proposals of the Digital Transformation students of the 2019-2020 academic year are starting to be put into practice. Pact for an inclusive, innovative, healthy, and sustainable Covadonga 2030 is the name of the project in which TBS students participated through the Digital Consultancy Project, a collaboration between the consulting company Everis and TBS. The challenge for the students was to recommend digital solutions to the problems of the Covadonga neighborhood in Sabadell, with the help of Professor Ruben Canovas.

This project is further proof of TBS involvement in projects that directly affect the community through the talent and training of its students.

The project is being carried out within the framework of the Covadonga Urban Lab, a process of co-creation and citizen participation in which more than 400 people and three working groups formed by representatives of universities, companies, and neighborhood associations, as well as the different areas of the promoting institutions, have participated.

The pact aims to develop the Covadonga neighborhood towards knowledge and innovation, also increasing cohesion between the different areas of the city, based on inclusive and sustainable transformation.

Proposals from our students

  • Artèxtil Project

Popularly known as Cal Garcia, Artèxtil is an old factory in Sabadell, listed as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest, the work of the architect Santiago Cassulleras Forteza. Today it is owned by Sabadell City Council. The TBS students proposed turning Artèxtil into a new symbol for the neighborhood. “Rethink and reprogramme the existing building and its surroundings to turn it into a new point of reference for the neighborhood and the city”. They suggested converting the old factory into an open and dynamic space for innovation.

  • Energetic communities

Intending to give a social value to energy, the students proposed rethinking the current model of energy production and consumption at the neighborhood and city level. They also proposed carrying out a global study on the capacity of solar photovoltaic production in the neighborhood and evaluating the possible spaces for implementation in buildings, especially in large installations. Subsequently, to encourage the creation of new energy communities throughout the neighborhood and to introduce tax benefits in the by-laws for the implementation of renewable energy systems.

  • Hortes Project

Another project in which our students participated was the Hortes project. They proposed to re-naturalize the neighborhood through the recovery of historical vegetable gardens, as well as the creation of new urban gardens. This project would be rethought with a social and inclusive approach, with the creation of popular gardens for neighbors and schools, to make compost from the vegetable remains of families, etc.

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