Location: Valencia, Spain
Client: City of Valencia
Total area: 150.000 (sqm)
The diverting of the course of the river Turia in its passage though Valencia was made in order to remove the threat to the city from the river’s seasonal torrential floods, leaving an ample strip of land running through the city from west to east, alongside the historic city centre. Intervention on this site called for an in-depth urban design analysis regarding the channel of the Turia as a structuring element in the urban context, which thus required a scheme that was global and unitary, although not necessarily uniform.
Inspired in the Roman conception of the public space as a place...