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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its proposal, winner of a 2004 competition, was recently updated. Covering a surface area of 82,000 square meters, this large-scale intervention is being executed on a budget of 36,508,185 euros. The main idea of the project is to restore the original waterfront, which disappeared in the 1950s and 1960s, through the construction of a barrier wall and a large esplanade for maritime defense. To execute this, the architects take advantage of currents in the Canary Islands to create a pool of seawater varying in width between 25 and 40 meters, to be used for nautical activities. Giving rise to a new urban landscape between the sea and the city’s historical quarter are multipurpose buildings conceived like fragments of concrete, in between which are public squares, an open-air auditorium, and stores. The plan includes enlarging the Playa Jardín beach, designed by César Manrique in 1992.
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