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17/06/2016

CómoCrearHistorias, El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)

 
A major snowfall in the 1950s destroyed a group of houses in the old quarter of Cehegín, Murcia province, leaving a large empty space that interrupted the flow of adjacent streets. The project uses the paths spontaneously formed by townsfolk crossing this urban fracture, making the inclinations more negotiable. The consequences of a disaster were thus used as an opportunity to air out the thickly set urban tissue with a garden that connects the streets through winding paths while recycling water for self-supply. The paths are painted green to guide the walker and are reflected on the facades of the buildings overlooking the park. The central area of the garden, which is the flattest part of it, is paved with dark gray marble chips. In the lower level, hidden at the end of the promenade and blending its roof with the network of paths, a business incubator will provide a public service to the community and stimulate activity in the neighborhood. The recycling system consists of a series of ponds with cattails planted in them so that wastewater is filtered naturally.
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