The proposal by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri in the ideas competition for the organization and design of the access to the city of Murcia through El Palmar Avenue establishes a slanted axis that generates different urban scenes. In creating a sustainable action based on participatory urbanism and new high density urban nodes in contact with and related to the farmland, the architects generate public spaces that link together both sides of the boulevard. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The boulevard is a green space that connects urban nodes and articulates the different public spaces that appear along the axis. The boulevard is an element of connection that establishes relationships between the different elements rather than an axis that splits the territory in two halves.
The farmland regains its position as fundamental landscape element of El Palmar. Bicycle tracks give way to alternative itineraries through the farmland other than the main Boulevard, allowing one to gain awareness of both the cultural and the ecological value of the farmland. From the highway one can appreciate the new landmarks related to the new urban nodes.
Values of the proposal include to: slant the idea of “axis”, obtain a diversity of urban spaces, propose different urban scenes, offer an open system of growth, promote the union with the historical farmland, establish a system of management that is both just and pragmatic, meet social needs, set the grounds for participatory urbanism, promote alternative means of transportation, apply the notion of urban sustainability, adopt the guidelines of the existing regulations, and give value to minor actions in the territory, tracks, roads, channels, ditches.
Architects: Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza Location: Murcia, Spain Collaborators: Nacho Ferrer Rizzo, Javier Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Ana López Fernández, Pablo Sigüenza Gómez