By : Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra Arquitecto
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Public Space Landscape Architecture : Platinum Winner
The land of the intervention is located on the right bank of the Guadalquivir River, bounded by the Navigation Pavilion and the Chapina Bridge on its north and south sides and west by the new route of the Path of the Discoveries. The edge of the river will delimit the perimeter to the east of the new gardens. The proposal aims to generate a landscaped public space of quality from the pre-existence of the place: the horizontal esplanade, used today as a large surface car park and the sloping terrain towards the river dotted by the presence of some groups of trees, in an advanced state of degradation and abandonment. The proposal generates a new soil for this dispersed grove from the construction of green ellipses (plant set) that group the trees in forests. Among them, by negative, an isotropic network of routes is established, adapted to the existing topography. A walk, following the river bank, runs the plot lengthwise, facilitating access to the new Rowing Sports Center. Drainage is a key issue in our project. The drainage network is established based on the perimeters of the ellipses, designed as rainwater surface channeling edges (all the pavement of the gardens is porous concrete), and built through ditches that house a system of double drainage cells to enhance the infiltration of water into the subsoil. A sprinkler network will allow the introduction of new trees and creepers of woodlots.
Landscape Architecture : Arquitectura Agronomía
Engineering : Edartec Consultores
Engineering : JG Ingenieros
General Contractor : Dragados S.A.